When an individual dies, does he have emotions?

Remember this, souls never die. Once an individual’s soul is created, it has no expiration date, but it will spend eternity in either heaven or hell. The mere fact that souls never die indicates that there will be consciousness after death. A perfect example of this is seen in Luke 16:19-31, where two men died, one righteous and the other unrighteous. The righteous man was experiencing peace and comfort, while the unrighteous man was experiencing pain and torment. The unrighteous man also had compassion on his relatives, because he did not want them to partake in the pain and suffering that he was experiencing. Peace and comfort is an emotion and pain and suffering is an emotion; therefore departed souls do have emotions and the ability to reason, but they are powerless to change their circumstances.