Video: Soul sleep or instant glorification?
In this video professor Walter Veith goes into great detail to explain the Biblical teaching of souls sleep. This topic is a very controversial one nowadays as many teach and believe that a person’s soul goes directly to heaven when the body dies.
One question that might have a few wondering if that idea is Biblical or not is the following: What is meant by the teaching that when Christ returns the dead in Christ will rise from the grave first and then those alive which also believe will join with the resurrected to meet the Lord in the air.
If we take it literally, which is the most obvious interpretation, then it would mean that the person in the grave would be resurrected to life but what happens if that person went straight to heaven upon death? Would the dead in Christ rush back to earth to be resurrected or will they actually be asleep in the grave until that glorious day arrives?