Dr. Zukeran states, “Upon our physical death, the soul is separated from the body and enters immediately into the presence of the Lord. Looking again at Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 5:8, he says, “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” The soul in heaven is made perfect in holiness and our old sin nature is eradicated. As discussed above, Hebrews 12:23 mentions “the spirits of righteous men made perfect.” The spirits of the saints are in heaven and they have been made perfect. The struggle that Paul and all Christians fight with sin comes to an end forever when we, after death, enter our glorified state.” Christianity is a religion that leads us to believe that if your bad you go to hell and if you are good you go to heaven and god is the one who judges you. This religion is different from other religions but it provides helpful insight about our afterlife through others eyes.***Dr. Zukeran. “What Happens After Death? A Christian Perspective.” Probe Ministries, 2018 Probe Ministries | Designed by Dream Casters Marketing, Website Design Dallas, 6 Oct. 2014, probe.org/what-happens-after-death/.
"Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day of Judgement shall you be paid your full recompense." (Quran 3:185)"Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good, by way of trial. To Us must you return." (21:35)"Every soul shall have a taste of death: In the end to Us shall you be brought back." (29:57) similar to Christianity Islamic culture leads us to believe that once we die our so called soul will go through a judgment process that leads us to believe in the afterlife.***Huma Ahmed. “The Souls Journey After Death In Islam.” Islamic Information - Learn About Islam, 18 May 2008, www.islamicinformation.net/2008/05/souls-journey-after-death-in-islam.html.
In the article “Death Rituals in Africa” By Vilma Ruddock M.D , ”In death, the whole person still exists but now inhabits the spirit world and he can be reincarnated into several people.” In this article it talks about Africa and its beliefs in the afterlife, as you can see they believe in reincarnation and spirits. This is similar to Daoism due to the fact that it is based on spirits but different than Christianity because it’s not based on heaven and hell.***Ruddock, Vilma. “Death Rituals in Africa.” LoveToKnow, LoveToKnow Corp, dying.lovetoknow.com/Death_Rituals_in_Africa.
Science & Consciousness An article by Anando published in the italian Osho Times stated, “When the heart stops beating no blood gets to your brain, and after about 10 seconds brain activity ceases. That is normally the official death point. Yet around 10% or 20% of people who are brought back to life from that point, which may be a few minutes or over an hour, report having consciousness.” This suggests that there are out of body experiences after death, that there is an afterlife. Scientist have been working on theories and testing them on peoples who died and came back.***Anando. “Does Consciousness Continue after Death?” Does Consciousness Continue after Death? | LifeTrainings, Lifetrainings, lifetrainings.com/Does-consciousness-continue-after-death.html.
Sarah Knapton from Science Correspondent said, “Of 2,060 cardiac arrest patients studied, 330 survived and of 140 surveyed, 39 per cent said they had experienced some kind of awareness while being resuscitated.” This shows how scientists are starting to test their own various theories about the afterlife and they are interviewing the vary people that die and come back. This proves that there is in fact something to look forward to in the afterlife but we still do not know what. ***Knapton, Sarah. “First Hint of 'Life after Death' in Biggest Ever Scientific Study.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 12 Mar. 2016, www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/03/12/first-hint-of-life-after-death-in-biggest-ever-scientific-study/.
According to Olivia Bullock (艾文婷) who researched Chinese culture, ”Some Daoist writings do discuss a “heaven” realm where people go when they die, especially important and wise people like emperors. Daoism also has its own hungry ghosts, borne from those who died violently or disrespected their ancestors, who are forever out of natural balance.” This somewhat common to Christianity in a sense that there is an afterlife and there are spirits. This lets people believe that the is an afterlife, yet it is slightly different than other religions and even science.**** Olivia Bullock (艾文婷) . “What Happens When You Die?” Emperor and His Elixir of Immortality | The World of Chinese, 21 Oct. 2014, www.theworldofchinese.com/2014/10/what-happens-when-you-die/.