Submitted question: Do people who pass away go to Heaven after they die or do they stay dead until Jesus comes back and takes them?
When a believer dies, their soul, (or spirit, if you prefer), goes to heaven to be with God:
2 Corinthians 5:5-9 (New American Standard Bible)
5Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
6Therefore, being always of good...