At the end of Job, God blessed him and gave him twice as much as he had in the first part of his life but he still has seven sons and three daughters. Is it a common interpretation that his first seven sons and three daughters who were killed are alive in heaven? This would be twice as much--fourteen sons and six daughters. What are other interpretations from groups that would find the former interpretation unacceptable?

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    This is a common interpretation since everything else of Job's was doubled. The only problem you have are the references in Job that seem to discredit the notion of life after death. Aug 29, 2013 at 21:34
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    Welcome to the site. We are happy to have you participate. This is a good question, however, we generally prefer the question to be more definitely answerable. As this is now, it is dangerously close to an opinion question, because we just don't know the answer. Further, as Affable Geek pointed out, there is the issue that some Annihilationist groups will say that they are certainly not alive, unless they were resurrected. I'm going edit this to be a little more specific.
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  • @ Affable Geek-came across this today Job ch 19 v 25-27.Like any scripture it is open to one's interpretation in the same way as the seven son's and three daughters are.
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    Aug 30, 2013 at 19:01
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    There is a sequel to Job if you're interested!
    – Peter Turner
    Aug 30, 2013 at 21:27

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To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8. Our bodies may not acend to heaven right away but our spirit (Those who have accepted Jesus Christ) goes to God immediately.

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