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Christians – Do people have any consciousness of time between death and their resurrection?

For example, Moses, King David, or even those destroyed in Sodom or someone that died 5 minutes ago.
Do any of them have any conscious thought in the grave?
Will their next conscious thought be when they are resurrected?


  1. No they dont. Once you die, you are taken out from the process of time. When you die you go through the particular judgment which judges your personal life. You then “fast forward”(for lack of a better term) to the resurrection where the rest of the world catches up with the already dead and you take part in the General Judgement

  2. Luke 16:22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
    23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
    24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
    25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
    26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
    27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
    28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
    29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
    30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
    31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

  3. No, no, and Yes. Solomon said, “For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.” Ecclesiastes 9:5.
    The author of 1 Corinthians 15-53 wrote, “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed–in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
    So the whole idea that the soul or spirit goes on after the body dies is incorrect. Furthermore, the spirit is given by the Father to the body in order to be a living soul. (Gen 2:7). It was written in Ezekiel that, “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.” (18:4).

  4. No there is no knowledge of time or well anything. Yes their next conscious thought will be a resurrection.
    For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.
    Ecclesiastes 9:4-6
    I think that is a very over looked verse in the Bible.

  5. yes
    first jesus says though a spirit be in hell if he call upon the his name, he shall be saved, though he were dead he would live in the spirit
    he also talked to moses and elias on the mount of transfiguration before the resurrection
    John 11: 25
    25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
    Matt. 17: 3-4
    3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
    4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
    Mark 9: 4-5
    Luke 9: 30, 33
    now, again, while it is proven that people have existence in the spirit world before the resurrection, it is ALSO written that some do not live until after the first resurrection
    Rev. 20: 5
    5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
    this does NOT mean thy have no knowledge or existence (it does mean that the resurrection is called life and death is called separation of the body and the spirit)
    see also other references

  6. Ecc 9:5,6 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
    Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.”
    2 Cor. 5: 8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
    Some make a very week clam that this verse proves that there is life after death. Yet we know from the Ecc. verse supplied that there is not more life after death (that is until the return of the Son of God) So the assumption that has been put forward for the verse in Cor. has to be incorrect due to the fact that the OT and the NT do not speak contrary to one another. Notice that Paul states that he would RATHER be absent from the body and be present with the Lord. This does not state that that is what happens, it only states what Paul would wish it would be. See the difference?
    There is no life after we die, again that is not until the Second coming. When you die you know nothing, there is no seeing you loved ones (that where alive when you passed away) here on earth being raped, killed, doing drugs, weeping for you death etc. This does not sound like it would be much fun. Is it not a fact that ministers say to the families that their loved ones are in Heaven watching of them? Well could Heaven be a place without pain, sorrow etc if this where true?
    Christ taught that when you die you ‘sleep’ did he not? What about His friend Lazarus? Christ called him forth from the grave still wrapped in his burial clothes, with a few days of decay and stench going on. If His friend had of been in Heaven do you think that he would want to come back and be put back into that decaying body? Would he not have wanted to stay in Heaven away from pain, death, sickness etc?
    This dogma of some type of life after death, heaven, hell purgatory etc is just more lies that the Catholic Church took from the pagans to hold more power over their flock. And these same lies are still being perpetrated today by almost every ‘christian’ denomination.
    That story about the rich and poor man is just that a story that Christ used to illustrate to the people how futile their faith in Abraham was.
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  7. The answer is No! To question #1. Because we have to learn the lesson of the state of dead what happens after death or sleep which Jesus calls it. Death absence of breath Ps.146:4, Breath in hand of God, Daniel 5:23. Death is a sleep , John 11:11-14. Breath + Dust = Living Soul. Breath- Dust = Death. Many sleeping will awake, Daniel 12:1,2. Question #2 is Yes! I hope I help you if not, go to my source.


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