For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten. Also, their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished, and they no longer have any share in what is done under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6)
Citizens of heavenEdit
- Philippians 3:17-21
 Unitedly become imitators of me, brothers, and keep your eye on those who are walking in a way that is in harmony with the example we set for you.
 For there are many—I used to mention them often but now I mention them also with weeping—who are walking as enemies of the torture stake* of the Christ.
 Their end is destruction, and their god is their belly, and their glory is really their shame, and they have their minds on earthly things.
 But our citizenship exists in the heavens, and we are eagerly waiting for a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
 who will transform our humble body to be like his glorious body by his great power that enables him to subject all things to himself.
The last trumpetEdit
- 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
 But I tell you this, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s Kingdom, nor does corruption inherit incorruption.  Look! I tell you a sacred secret: We will not all fall asleep in death, but we will all be changed,  in a moment, in the blink of an eye, during the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised up incorruptible, and we will be changed.  For this which is corruptible must put on incorruption, and this which is mortal must put on immortality.  But when this which is corruptible puts on incorruption and this which is mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: “Death is swallowed up forever.”  “Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?”  The sting producing death is sin, and the power for sin is the Law.  But thanks to God, for he gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!