Christian mortalism (2)Christian mortalism incorporates the belief that the human soul is not naturally immortal. The Bible uses sleep as a metaphor for death.
"The Christian hope is not going somewhere at death, but a Saviour, who is coming to wake us up from death. That is why to “fall asleep” is a statement of faith for the believing Christian. It says that we have put our trust in a Saviour who cares for us, and will not let our defeat by the enemy death be the last word." from Sleep of the Dead.