Originally posted by etherical waterwave
Reading the bible made me realize we all shall die because of a happening.
All we read is we will be resurrected on 'the' day.
Well, we're all going to die, obviously (unless the Dispensationalists are right, and there's a "rapture", and it happens soon, but I personally
do not think that's going to happen.)
What happens after you die, until the final judgement, that's a matter of a lot of debate. A lot of people believe that we "sleep" and have no
awareness until that day. Paul seems to support this in a number of places, but he also says in a couple of places that he "longs to be free of this
body and to be with Christ" which sort of implies that the spirit does go on to heaven before the final judgement.
The resurrection on "the" day, as you put it, is the resurrection of the body. Most Protestants believe that only Jesus has been resurrected in the
body (the perfect, imperishable, everlasting body) as of now, while most Catholics believe that both Jesus and Mary are the only physical beings in
heaven (he through ascension, she through assumption) but everyone's pretty much on board with no one else has been resurrected in the flesh yet.
(Elijah is another "special case", I'm not sure where most people are on that one.)
Don't worry about it. Whatever it works out to be, it should be an interesting ride, and, if you truly believe that God is good, he has a plan, and
you're a part of that, then it will all work out in the end, so no worries.