Because the Bible does not say much about what happens to one’s soul upon death, there is considerable confusion
and debate on the question of an intermediate state. The intermediate state is defined as the time between a person’s
physical death and resurrection. Is there a place that a person’s soul goes to for a period of time before going on to
heaven or hell?
1. Where is Sheol?
To learn more, see What and Where is Sheol?
2. Purgatory is necessary because:
To learn more, see The Intermediate State: Purgatory… Does it exist?
3. Upon death, does the soul merely go to sleep?
To learn more, see The Intermediate State: Soul Sleep… Does it exist?
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