The human mind is plastic. If your aim is to convince yourself the Bible makes sense (or the Quran or the Book of Mormon or any other religions text).
Notice the defensive mechanism you have set up for your religious belief. When someone questions them you attack the person rather than considering the logic.
Paul talks about death being like sleep. He wass saying that after you did your soul lives on, and that this afterlife is like "waking up". This is a sweet image and is comforting to humans that have trouble accepting death... But it doesn't make logical sense.
Let's say after I die, some ethereal version of me wakes up in some afterlife (assuming I make it to the good place).
I am defined by my genes, my memories stored in physical neurons in my brain. I have ideas, fears, lustful thoughts, people I love... all of these things make up who I am.
I don't know whether this new Max will have my personality or my memories. I assume this new Max probably won't ever get angry or get the urge to masturbate.
What makes you think this new Max will even be me?