Afterlife, negates significance of death: Is it not true that an afterlife in Heaven before the resurrection, would subtract from the significance of death?
Psychopannychists or soul sleep advocates claim that the power of death is something that is entirely physical. If Believers live a life on Earth, and then in the process of dying go to Heaven to be with the Lord before the resurrection, it is claimed that death really has no significance. This is an incorrect assumption about the significance of deathbecause even if survivors of a deceased person might believe that a loved one is in the presence of Yeshua in Heaven, such survivors still have to cope with the loss or vacuum that the deceased has left. Death separates people. Even with some people able to experience a degree of comfort knowing that a loved one is with the Lord, survivors are still separated from those who they knew, and they have to bear the brunt of living their lives on Earth without their loved ones company, council, and involvement in life-cycle events. Death as a force to be reckoned with often leaves a very bitter aftermath for those who have had to confront it. E