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What happens after death?

Submitted: 7/10/2014
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Question: When a saint dies, where does his spirit go prior to the resurrection? I have heard that the spirit immediately goes to be with the Lord and then we are reunited with our glorified bodies at the rapture. Is this correct? I have also heard that the spirit goes to a holding place. I would appreciate scriptural references in your answer please.

Answer: Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 says, 'Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed...7 Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.' This passage seems clear enough. Please let us know if you have any other specific questions.