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10 Things You Should Know About the "Intermediate State" of Death

  • Sam Storms samstorms.com
10 Things You Should Know About the "Intermediate State" of Death

When a Christian dies, he/she enters immediately into what theologians call the intermediate state. It is called “intermediate” because it is what we experience in between the time of our earthly lives (now) and the time when we receive our glorified and resurrected bodies.

I could have as easily entitled this post: ten things you should know about what happens when a Christian dies. So what happens when a Christian dies? The simple answer is that he/she enters immediately into what theologians call the intermediate state. It is called “intermediate” because it is what we experience in between the time of our earthly lives (now) and the time when we receive our glorified and resurrected bodies.

So here are ten things to keep in mind.