End times

Will the dead face end times? Then why should we be afraid, since we will die before end times?

The Bible speaks of the time between Jesus’ earthly ministry and Judgment Day as the “last days” (Hebrews 1:1-2). We are living in that time. What we do not know is if we are living in that “short time” (Revelation 20:3) before Judgment Day when Satan will be given more flexibility and freedom to do his dastardly work.

When death takes place, the body and soul separate, judgment takes place (Ecclesiastes 12:7; Hebrews 9:27) and souls are in heaven or hell (Luke 16:19-31). That means that those who die are no longer affected by what takes place on earth—during these “last days.”

We also want to keep in mind that just as we do not know the hour of Jesus’ visible return on the Last Day (Matthew 24:36), so we do not know when our death might take place.