Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Acts 2:29
I don't expect everyone to believe this. None of the immortal soul people will. The Bible speaks of us as bodies, either alive or dead--either eternally alive or eternally dead--eventually.
Jesus makes this plain:
Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:54
It is hard to evade this message. No "intermediate stage".
To those who feel that at death we go immeadiately into the presence of God, David has this to say:
For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks? Psalm 6:5
Again, I expect these verses to have no impact on those who believe in an immortal soul. So why talk about them? I have no job assignment to convert anyone to anything. What I try to do is show that something is true according to scripture. I feel that these verses are a powerful witness to death and resurrection. That is why I write them here.
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. Psalm 17:15