Do we go to Heaven or Hell right after we die or do our souls stay on Earth until the second coming of Christ?
When you die you are no longer subject to the physical dimension of time. That is a principal that many have a very difficult time grasping. As a disembodied spirit/soul you are no longer governed by the physics of time.
God is not simply a being with lots of time on his hands, he exists outside of time.
We will, at the time of death be in the presence of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16), but it will seem be happen at almost the same time to the ones who are still alive when the rapture of the believers prior to the great tribulation and the second coming of Jesus Christ to establish his millennial kingdom.
I hope this helps.
Makes sense. Thanks
English Standard Version (ESV)
27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him,[d] saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.
How is that done?
You go to Heaven or Hell after you die. After the Second Coming of Christ, Christians will be reunited with their bodies and will inhabit a New Earth.
If you want to go to heaven, please accept jesus christ as your saviour and also repent to God... It's like a password for entering the heaven!
It is my understanding that when we die we arrive at the gates of heaven and face st peter who determines weither or not we are worthy to pass on through.
Whence that understanding?
it's in the bible.