The “holding tanks” for the current dead (or the collective Sheol in the Old Testament) are Hades and Paradise: Hell vs Hades, and Heaven vs Paradise.
Some People Don’t Choose Their Hell: It Finds Them
Maybe it’s hard to picture heaven on earth, but it’s not hard to picture hell. Humans are great at bringing hell on earth. If you’ve ever seen the movie “Hotel Rwanda,” then you know what hell on earth looks like.
Is Your Gospel More Than a Bus Ticket to Heaven?
Many Christians today have lost a larger vision told by the Bible.