Scripture references are from the New King James Version of the Bible unless stated otherwise.
All the main religions of this world, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and traditional Christianity, believe in the survival of a conscious spirit or soul immediately after death. They say that the soul is the real person dwelling in a person's temporary physical body in this life. The main religions including traditional Christianity believe that when the body dies, the soul of the person continues to live consciously with the person's identity intact. Traditional Christianity believes that when a person dies, his conscious soul or spirit is judged immediately to go to either heaven or hell.
The Bible says that Satan deceives the whole world. (Revelation 12:9) In the Garden of Eden, our first parents, Adam and Eve, were deceived and believed the first lie of Satan, which was "You will not surely die", before they ate the forbidden fruit.
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