If there is a hereafter, its temporal dimension might be more or other than a mere continuation of time as experienced by the living. SM Stirling's Chuck Barstow dies before his wife but finds her waiting in the Summerland. She says:
"'Time's different here. You came first, but I've been waiting.'"
-The Scourge Of God, Chapter Thirteen, p. 342.
- echoing CS Lewis:
"'Time does not work that way once ye have left the Earth.'"
-The Great Divorce (London, 1982), p. 114.
When Chuck asks whether there will be gardens, Judy replies, "'There's everything.'" (ibid.)
That recalled a line of dialogue that I imagined years ago for an sf story:
"Do you mean that there is a purpose in the universe?"
"I mean that there is everything in the multiverse."
Addendum: "'I call all times soon,' said Aslan." (See here.)
Addendum: For another view of time, which I do not accept, search the Personal and Literary Reflections blog here for discussion of Alan Moore's Jerusalem.