What About Christians Who Had Died?
Pagan funerals during Paul's time were terrifying sights. The bereaved
would refuse all comfort, crying their hearts out.
Conversely, the catacombs under the city of Rome buried an
estimated 3,000,000 Christians during the Roman persecution. Inscriptions
found there read: "In peace,""In 3sleep,""Thou
livest in God." There is
HOPE for Christians.
I Thess. 4:14 says that Jesus will bring back with Him the souls of dead
Christians. At the same instance, their bodies buried on the earth will be
resurrected (v.16). And the souls would be re-united with the bodies to
become resurrected, glorified bodies.