We don’t go to Heaven

There are only a few verses about going to heaven. Let us see what they really mean.
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, 2Timothy 4:1)

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.