As yet another aged relative (my mother-in-law) has reached her life's end, my thoughts turn again to what happens right after we die.  Here is what I've discovered so far:

"What happens after death?"

Within the Christian faith, there is a significant amount of confusion regarding what happens immediately

after death. Some hold that after death, everyone "sleeps" until the final judgment, after which everyone will be sent to heaven or hell. Others believe that at the moment of death, people are instantly judged and sent to their eternal destinations. Still others claim that when people die, their souls/spirits are sent to a "temporary" heaven or hell, to await the final resurrection, the final judgment, and then the finality of their eternal destination. So, what exactly does the Bible say happens after death?

I've also studied what the Bible has to say about judgement and eternal matters for the believers, unbelievers, and those who lived before Christ and had no chance to hear about him.  Read on...