Answering Don’s Claim Paul Agreed with Jesus that the Spirit Goes to Heaven upon Death: Conflict #26

Don Haddix • 53 minutes ago wrote a comment on the Video on Paul's 26th & 27th Contradiction of Jesus: Jesus Says God Is Not The God of the Dead But Paul Says He is the God of the Dead

Don wrote:

"sleep means dead bodies who will be resurrected. spirits of the dead go to heaven or hell immediately. Paul never taught otherwise."

We responded in a comment — which then was made into this video — as follows:

Hi Don. I hope you will not mind if I burst your bubble.

According to Paul, the spirits of Christians do not go to heaven immediately, but instead Paul clearly in 1 Cor. 15 says they remain dead, and not "alive" until Christ comes. This is specifically seen in verses 22 and 23 of 1 Cor. 15 NIV in the context of verses 20-22. For Paul says the dead in Christ remain asleep until Christ's return at which time they are "made alive," and hence they are dead and asleep until then, i., they are not alive until Christ's return:

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead [i.e. Paul means bodily] the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him [wi…

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