The Bible speaks of death as being the “falling asleep” of a person. They are unconscious, they cannot think or remember anything or do anything. All passages in the Bible which refer to death are consistent with this picture of falling asleep. When Christ returns, he will raise the dead who are to be judged out of the grave. It will be as though they have been waked out of a dreamless sleep. The persons raised who Christ judges to be faithful will be given immortality – eternal life.