I don't know how common this is, but in my experience, why does it seem like so many Evangelical Protestants are clueless about the resurrection of the dead that is supposed to occur someday? It's outlined very clearly in the New Testament, with constant references about being raised like Christ someday, Christ dying and being raised so that we could be raised too etc. Yet, for some reason, this doctrine doesn't seem very important to them at all. Why is that? Where exactly does this fit into their theology? With almost every Evangelical I have met, whenever this topic comes up, they usually are either clueless about it--which is odd since you'd think they'd be aware of it with how much they read the Bible--or they disregard it as having minimal importance. Instead, they look forward to "Heaven" which for them, is some literal place you go after you die.
This is odd to me. In fact, the entire western notion of Heaven as this place you go to after you die actually seems very odd. I've never seen any evidence for it in the Bible at all, yet so many western Christians--especially Protestants--believe in it, yet, I see constant references to the future resurrection of the dead in the Bible, and the Apostles talk about looking forward to the resurrection of the dead (opposed to this western view of Heaven) yet it seems like so many Evangelical Protestants are unaware of it or disregard it as not being important. I don't get this. Do the Evangelicals have any official doctrines about the resurrection of the dead? And where did the western notion of Heaven come from? Because I literally cannot find anything which supports that idea in the Bible, which is odd, since they are Sola Scriptura.