Hebrews 9:27, “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.”

After your body dies your soul with be judged by God and consigned to hell or blessed with heaven.  Then after Jesus comes to earth and judges the world, hell will be thrown into the lake of fire for eternity and heaven’s citizens will live forever on the new earth with Jesus, Revelation 20:13-21:1.

The Bible is very clear that there are no other options.  Such things as “purgatory” and “reincarnation” are only myths promoted by false teachers.  Roman Catholic priests, with a heart of greed, developed purgatory in the Dark Ages as a way for their members to give “indulgences” to the church and free their lost loved ones from hell.  And reincarnation is a demonic lie with its roots in Hindu paganism.

As a result, what you do here in this life will determine where you will be for all of eternity.  Everyone will exist in the after life, both the wicked and the righteous, however, where they will be is determined by their acceptance or rejection of God’s Word.

Some skeptics question God’s goodness to allow eternal souls to be forever tortured in the lake of fire.  However, I thank God for His judgments because they display the glory of His might, Revelation 15:3-4.  God wouldn’t be a good God if He simply overlooked evil and He wouldn’t be all-powerful if He couldn’t remove people from His presence that rejected Him in their life.

Therefore, eternal damnation displays both the justice and power of God.  Plus, I have never met a person who disliked the thought of God’s punishment that didn’t also know about the love of God displayed on the cross of Jesus Christ.  In turn, the eternal punishment of God is also fully justified by the loving universal call of God for everyone to be saved, 2 Peter 3:9.

One day you will “meet your maker” and where you go is your choice!  I choose Jesus and heaven!  What do you choose?


Where will you go when you die?


  1. Come to Jesus and be born again if you haven’t already, John 3:3.
  2. Repent of any sins you may be hiding in your heart.
  3. Live everyday by faith in Jesus Christ and obey all of God’s commands!