We believe that the Scriptures clearly teach that there is a conscious personal existence after death. The final destiny of each person is determined by God’s grace and that person’s response, evidenced inevitably by a moral character which results from that individual’s personal and volitional choices and not from any arbitrary decree of God. Heaven with its eternal glory and the blessedness of Christ’s presence is the final abode of those who choose the salvation which God provides through Jesus Christ, but hell with its everlasting misery and separation from God is the final abode of those who neglect this great salvation.

Related to Scripture

Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:34–46; Mark 9:43–48; Luke 13:3; John 8:21–23; 14:2–3; 2 Corinthians 5:6, 8, 10; Hebrews 2:1–3; 9:27–28; 10:26–31; Revelation 20:14–15; 21:1—22:5, 14–15.

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