The most important key in resolving an apparent conflicting passage in Scripture is by comparing it with how the same Holy Spirit guiding the early Christians throughout time interpreting the passage being disputed. If throughout time from the earliest moment a dispute was brought in attention and discussed down to the modern time show converging thoughts or ...
This is from an SDA perspective.
That depends on what your belief is of what happens after death. Based on the Bible, when you die, you are unconcious and await the resurrection.
There is Biblical support that supports the idea of death sleep:
The dead do not know anything:
For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And