When I was little, I have simple understanding of death which is a false statement and belief that after life there is nothing. Once the person died, evrything ended on him. No more life. But beyond that grave there is more... that is of two things.... life and another death. These two diversity of destination leads to one... judgement!
In the past, whenever I attended the burial I thought that it was it. Once the dead was placed on the grave, all is blank! Everything stopped there... his emotion, his sense of touch, his consciousness and no more death or life will happen again. And there is another make belief that once they reached the grave they will live again here on earth... the soul mate thing! Or when they have unfinished business or they are not yet ready.... they could still wander around --- ghost! All of these were not true!
I found out the truth when the gospel was revealed to me. The Bible tells it so. That when you died, your soul will immediately go up and face judgement... and after judgement will be destined to whatever is pre-destined depending on how the person lived his life.
If the person lived his life without knowing and without living his life according to what God's plan was... and even if he claimed he is good and never done anything wrong... he cannot escape the fiery furnace of the second death.
And if the person believed that there is God, he put his hope and his whole life on Him, he have his faith on Him and he lived his life according to what God has planned.... and he also revealed to others who God is and what God has commanded them to do... then He will be with God for eternity... that is the second life.
The second life is a gift from God, and whoever receives it or find it will have eternal life. Eternal life means no worries, no burning furnace, no tormenting and suffering, it means that all the glory is for God, and everyone who have this will live forever with God.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW