AFTERLIFE OPTIONS according to the Bible


1. Annihilation(NOTHING awaits us). This contradicts many scriptures, including Heb. 9:27 ("It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment.") See also Matt. 25:46.

2. Soul Sleep. This seems unlikely in view of Phil. 1:21-23. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." In that passage, he said it would be far BETTER to be with Christ.

3. Three degrees of glory (3 heavens).

 The subdivisions of celestial, terrestrial and telestial glories (from the Mormon  Doctrine and Covenants, section 76) do not fit with the descriptions of Rev. 20:15 and 21:24-27. The first verse says if one does not have his name in the book, the destination is first hell, and then the lake of fire.  The second set of verses says if your name IS in the book of life,  you will be in the new heaven and earth with access to the very throne of God.  What other options can there be?   For more details on this view... visit

4.  Purgatory...see article at this website.