first of all i want to say hallo to everbody here, because i am a new member.this board is great ! do we go to heaven directly after dying, or do we "sleep" until the revelation comes true and jesus judges the dead and the living ? many pastors have the opinion that the belief of the "deep christian sleep" is wrong and old-fashioned. i saw a tv-sermon last month and the pastor said that a christian goes to heaven without detour. what do you think ? are you familiar with near-death-experiences ? i have read some and they sound great ! one person said that she was suddenly on a green field and jesus was there waiting for her ! he talked to her and asked her wether she wanted to live on, or die. (she had tried suicide) i always hoped that jesus is the first thing you see after dying, but now i am afraid that there is nothing but this sleep. but i think i have a proof which shows that you enter heaven directly.-jesus says to one of the men,who are crucified next to him,that he will enter paradise with him TODAY. this shows that there is no delay. what do you think ?