Many believe the dead are not dead at all – just in another place. Well, the Bible teaches that the dead – are dead. And that rather than wafting around in ‘heaven’ or slowly cooking (but never getting too well done) in that other place, our departed loved ones, are in a deep unconscious sleep. The flesh has decayed, the bones have often disintegrated – the dead go back to the earth, dust to dust. And the only way back is, the Bible teaches, is a divine intervention via the resurrection of the dead.