Our Hope Beyond the Grave (Part 1)

Have you ever thought about the following questions:

If the dead don't really die, but go straight to heaven, why does the Bible describe them has having no cognitive, emotional, physical, social or spiritual facets? What's the point of a resurrection - as taught in the Bible - if the dead go straight to heaven when they die? Furthermore, if we go straight to heaven when we die, why does the Bible say that Jesus only gives out the rewards of eternal life and eternal death at his coming? How do we harmonize the idea that the wages of sin is death with the idea that death is not really dying, but simply a change in state of being - either eternal life in heaven or eternal life in hell? As long as sin and sinners exist in hell, can the plan of salvation actually accomplish its goal, in the ultimate sense, of removing all traces of sin from God's universe?

The Bible presents beautifully clear answers to these questions.