We don’t go to heaven NEW
There are only a few verses about going to heaven. Let us see what they
Philippines 1:23 says “having a desire to depart and be with
Christ......”Death is a sleep passes without notice. (Psalm 13:3) Those
who die appear to be with Christ right away because sleep passes without
notice. We will be with Christ after the resurrection.(Hebrews 11:39-40,
The gospel of Matthew was written to Jews who do not say “God” It calls
the kingdom of God “the kingdom of heaven” as God dwells in heaven. “Of
heaven”does not mean “ in heaven”
1 Peter1:4 says your reward is reserved in heaven for you. This does not
mean that we will go to heaven to get the reward instead the reward will
come from heaven to us. Revelation 22:12 says “Behold I am coming
quickly and my reward is with me.
John18:2 says “ In my Father’s house are many dwelling places.........I
go and prepare a place for you.” Is heaven an unprepared place? We will
get the reward when Jesus returns with it for the next verse says,” And
if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you to
myself that where I am, there you may be also.
So we see that the Bible does not support going to heaven.
All Bible quotes from the NASB.
The Jews NEW
In this page we will look at Gods relationship with the Jews. “God has
not rejected His people whom He foreknew” (Romans 1:2). The reason for
this is”......they (the Jews) are beloved for the sake of the
fathers......” (Romans11:28) The fathers are Abraham, Issac and Jacob
who founded the Jewish race.
Jews have often worshipped idols and broken Gods laws but there was a
purpose in it all. “......they did not do so that as to fall, did they?
May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the
When Jesus returns the Jews will recognize him as their Messiah and will
thus merit their standing with God. “And I will pour on the house of
David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and of
supplication so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced and
they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son...”
God did not cast off the Jews who are beloved for the fathers sake. They
will recognize Jesus as the Messiah when he returns.
All quotations from the NASB Bible
The lie of the serpent is “you surely shall not die” Genesis 3:4. Not
only was it believed by Eve but most people believe it too in believing
an immortal soul goes to heaven or hell or believing in reincarnation.
The words “immortal soul” never appear together in the Bible. In fact,
Ezekiel 18:4 says “the soul who sins will die.” The Bible does not say
the soul is immortal.
The most well known verse in the Bible says eternal life is a gift to
those who believe. “For God so loved the world that He gave his only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have
eternal life” John3:16. The verse does not say they should not go to
hell but rather go to heaven. Those who do not believe perish!
Immortality is something to put on as we do not have it naturally. “For
this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put
on immortality” 1Corinthians 15:53.
Indeed, immortality is a gift and not a right. “For the wages of sin is
death but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ Our Lord”
Most people prefer to believe the lie of the serpent, and ignore the
fact that souls die. Those who do not believe perish, while immortality
is a gift.
Quotations from the NASB Bible.
It's all about the punctuation
The Bible has no punctuation in the original Old
Testament manuscripts. This means that Luke 23 : 43 can be translated, "Truly
I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”(NASB) or “Truly
I say to you today, you shall be with me in paradise” (The Sacred
Scriptures Bethel Edition). In other words, the location of the
punctuation marks can either mean that either:
1) Today is the day on which I am telling you the
2) This is the very same day on which you will be
with me in paradise.
The first option is correct. Confirmation can be found in John 20:17
where Jesus said to her (Mary) “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not
yet ascended to the Father...” Given that Jesus said this to Mary
three days after he died he clearly could not have gone to heaven on the
day of the crucifixion. Thus, Jesus was clearly telling them that they
would be with him in paradise with, no indication as to when.
The first step in overcoming sin is knowing its
source. Sin comes from human nature and not from a fallen angel.
James 1v14-15states this clearly, “ But each one is tempted when he is
carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived
it gives birth to sin, and when sin is accomplished it brings forth
death.” Mark 7: 20-23 agrees with this saying,” That which proceeds out
of the man, that is what defiles the man. For from within, out of the
heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders,
adulteries, deeds of coveting, and wickedness, as well as deceit,
sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things
proceed from within and decile the man.”
You might object, saying when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness the
devil tempted him, but the devil here was the promptings of his own
mind. Hebrews 4:15 says that Jesus was tempted just as we are tempted.
When we are tempted, the devil with horns and a pitchfork is not
standing there urging us to sin. A close look Jesus’ temptation in the
wilderness reveals that Jesus was not tempted that way either. “Again
the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the
kingdoms of the world and their glory.....” Because the earth is round
it would have been impossible for the devil to physically do this. Thus
it must have been a temptation within Christ’s mind.
Temptation comes from within. We have nobody to blame but ourselves for
One reason the 12 apostles would not consider
modern Christianity as valid is that some biblical words do not have the
same meaning today as they did in their original form.
The word ‘cross’ is an example. Originally it meant
a single pole, with no additional cross bar, on which criminals were
nailed. The two beamed cross that we see outside churches today had its
origin in the worship of the God Tammuz. In the middle of the third
century the two beamed cross was used by the early churches to attract
‘Baptism’ comes from the Greek word ‘baptizo’
meaning to dip, as in the dyeing of cloth which required full immersion.
It never involved pouring or sprinkling.
‘Hell’ had several meanings depending on what Greek
or Hebrew word was used. The only Hebrew word for Hell in the Bible is
‘Sheol’ which is translated grave as often as it is used for hell. It
means the place where everyone goes at death. Turning to the Greek word
‘Hades’, this has the same meaning as ‘Sheol’ in Hebrew. We also have
the Greek word ‘Gehenna’ which is often translated Hell, and means the
garbage dump of Jerusalem where fires always burned the rubbish and
maggots thrived. Gehenna means the disgraceful end of those condemned at
the judgement day.
‘Nephesh’ in Hebrew and its associated Greek
‘Psuche’ (translated as soul) both mean breathing creature and can refer
to animals as well as people.
The Hebrew ‘ruach’ and its counterpart in Greek
‘pneuma’ which are translated ‘spirit’ means wind, breath or mind.
To ensure you get the true meaning of biblical
terms look up the original definitions in Hebrew of Greek. These can be
found in Vines commentary or Strongs/Youngs concordances each of which
provide details of the original meanings. Many on-line Bibles also
provide a quick and easy option to find the original meanings which
enable you to compare original with todays meanings.