Yes. There is life after this death. The Bible is clear though. It all depends on your relationship with God now.
Eternal death was the consequence of sin. Jesus changed everything (Genesis 2:17). He said, “Because I live, you will also live” (John 14:19). Because Jesus died for us and came back to life, we can too when our lives end on this earth.
The Bible says “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Eternity isn’t just for believers. Everyone – the good and the unrighteous – will experience the afterlife (Daniel 12:2-3, Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20:11-15). Those who know God will be with Him forever. Those who do not will live outside of His presence in a literal hell.
Apart from God there is eternal darkness (Matthew 8:12, Matthew 25:41). Hell is as a bottomless pit and a lake of fire (Luke 8:31; Revelation 9:1, Revelation 20:10), a place of deep anguish and grief (Matthew 13:42).
Whether these are precise descriptions or figures of speech describing the pain suffered by being eternally separated from God, we don’t know. What we do know is that Hell is real and lasts forever.
God doesn’t wish Hell on anyone. But, we do have free will. We choose how we live (and who we serve) on this earth. And those choices matter – eternally.
How can we be sure of our place in Heaven?
There’s only one way – through faith in Jesus. He said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die….” (John 11:25-26)
Death is everyone’s destiny. For believers, this physical death is the last effect of sin. It’s cancelled out by the redeeming work of Jesus. For that reason, Christians can agree with the Apostle Paul when he said, “For me to
live is Christ, to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)