Will someone please help me to find an answer to this question.
We human have ‘a physical body’ and ‘a spiritual soul’. What happens when a man dies and is buried, where does his soul goes? Does it go either to heaven or hell (according to his deeds) or somewhere else? It is written that Jesus Christ first resurrected and at His second coming all others will be resurrected, and after the Great Judgment our eternal fate will be decided. That means we cannot enter heaven or hell before the second coming. Then my question is ‘Where is our soul during this period between physical death and spiritual resurrection?’ How do some people claim to see people in heaven or burning in hell? What is the need of the Day of Great Judgment when already people are judged as soon as they die and receive their forever destiny?
How will we explain Paul’s word in 1Th 4:16 -17 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.