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Q.137: Did Christ remain in the tomb after his crucifixion?
A. No. He rose from the tomb on the third day after his death.
Q.138: Where is Christ now?
A. Christ is in heaven, seated at the right hand of God the Father.
Q.139: Will Christ come again?
A. Yes. At the last day he will come to judge the world.
Q.140: What happens to men when they die?
A. The body returns to dust, and the soul goes to be with God or to a place of suffering and waiting for judgement.
Q.141: Will the bodies of the dead be raised to life again?
A. Yes. ‘There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.’
Q.142: What will happen to the wicked in the day of judgment?
A. They shall be cast into hell.
Q.143: What is hell?
A. Hell is a place of dreadful and endless punishment.
Q.144: What will happen to the righteous in the day of judgement?
A. They shall live with Christ for ever, in a new heaven and a new earth.
Q.145: In light of these truths, what should you do?
A. I should strive with all my energy to repent of sin and believe savingly in the Lord Jesus Christ.