One of the tenets of most religions is that there is an existence after this one. Christianity is no different. Although there may be specific verses in the Old Testament which may suggest that there is no life after death, Christianity & The New Testament (some jokingly refer to as Judaism 2.0) certainly make it clear that there is:
Matthew 25:46 ESV
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
John 3:16 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Matthew 10:28 ESV
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Hebrews 9:27 ESV
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Luke 23:43 ESV
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
There are many more.
Anyhoo, there is some great evidence to reinforce our beliefs for life after death from the scientific secular world (not that we need it – but its a nice addition). A recent news article posted reveals some details that scientist and doctors find puzzling. Here are a few excerpts from this article in neurosciencenews.com:
“Survivors reported having unique lucid experiences, including a perception of separation from the body, observing events without pain or distress, and a meaningful evaluation of life, including of their actions, intentions and thoughts toward others. The researchers found these experiences of death to be different from hallucinations, delusions, illusions, dreams or CPR-induced consciousness.”
“Our results offer evidence that while on the brink of death and in a coma, people undergo a unique inner conscious experience, including awareness without distress.”
“These lucid experiences cannot be considered a trick of a disordered or dying brain, but rather a unique human experience that emerges on the brink death,” says Sam Parnia, MD, PhD, the lead study investigator and an intensive care physician.