Most people say there is nothing beyond this life, because they are either naive to what the Bible says or they are in full denial.
The Bible says: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” Therefore, when we die, we cease to exist. Which we see in the following two Bible Scripture:
Ecclesiastes 3:19-20 - 19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
Psalm 146:4 - 4 When their spirit departs to God, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Death is a fact of life. Death is not an accident; it is an appointment. We all have an appointment with the death angel, which is seen in Hebrews 9:27 - 27Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.
Christ's death paid the penalty for past sins of Old Testament saints and future sins of New Testament saints. The requirement for salvation has always been faith. The object of one's faith for salvation has always been God. Our salvation is still based on the death of Christ, our faith is still the requirement for salvation, and the object of our faith is still God, which is seen in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 - 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
When a Christian permanently dies, what happens in 2 Corinthians 5:8 occurs -8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord......................While our body is in the grave, our souls goes immediately into the presence of God when we die.
When a person's body is in the grave (death), it is in a dreamless sleep, which is total darkness. Many people who have experienced death up to one hour before they were revived, stated that they were in state of total darkness. And this is true.
When people who do not believe in Christ (non Christian) dies, their body goes into the grave, where they are in total darkness, while their soul goes to Hell.
When the second coming of Christ occurs, what is said in the following Bible scriptures occurs:
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 - 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
John 5:28-29 - 28 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.
This is what happens to all the people who rejected Christ:
Revelation 21:8 - 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Matthew 13:42 - 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
God gives all people the free will to choose to have ever lasing life in Heaven or condemnation in Hell. It is your choice.