A Resurrection and not Heaven or Hell Awaits Everyone After They Die People are resurrected from their graves after dying. They do not go to heaven or a burning hell after they die. Christ stated plainly that no man had ascended to heaven but He himself: John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. The dead are not conscious while they are in their graves in the period between their death and the future resurrection: Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. The "lived not again" until the resurrection: Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. And those who are resurrected to rule under Christ do not go to heaven but reign with Christ on this earth as kings and priests: Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Modern Christianity's teachings are in error!