8. Can a sinner be saved after death?



No, those who have died in their sins cannot be saved in the hereafter. For it is written that “man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgement” (Hebrews 9:27 – NIV).

Therefore, sinners, after death, must wait for judgement, which will take place on that day (that is, after the millennial reign), on which they will be sentenced to spend eternity in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone (Revelation 20:11-15).

They have to wait for this judgement in Hades or the abode of the dead, which is a place of torment where fire is burning and from which it is impossible to be rescued; this is what we learn from the story of the rich man and Lazarus told by Jesus Christ (Luke 16:19-39).

Jesus Christ said: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved: but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16 – NKJV), and John the Baptist said that “he who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36 – NKJV).

After death there is no chance for salvation.