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Your Bible says "And no man hath ascended up to heaven"!

“Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” That statement is not mine. I have heard it all my life. You probably have also. Heaven seems to be the goal or objective of most professing Christians. I have attended many funerals where the preacher or minister tried to comfort the grieving family or friends by adamantly declaring the departed one was in heaven with Jesus. Many people live their lives in the hope that they will go to heaven when they die.

What is heaven like? We imagine streets of gold and visualize people in heaven with wings and haloes, floating on clouds, sitting at the feet of, and gazing up at, the Heavenly Father for all eternity. The general idea is that when one passes away their soul, which is supposed to be immortal, departs the body and wafts its way to heaven. Once there, they are greeted by St. Peter, who is supposed to be in heaven acting as doorkeeper for the souls coming there. Heaven is pictured as Paradise and a place of eternal peace. But I have been wondering where the concept of going to heaven upon death came from. I have searched the Bible thoroughly and have become very frustrated. I simply cannot find in the Bible anywhere that says we go to heaven when we die.

What about the Kingdom of Heaven? You may ask. Isn’t that in there? Yes, it is. But when I looked the term “Kingdom of Heaven” up in Nelson’s, Unger’s and Fausettes’ Bible Dictionaries I found the term used interchangeably with the Kingdom of God. The term Kingdom of Heaven simply means the Kingdom is “from” or “of” Heaven . God is in heaven but He said he was coming back to this earth to set up His Kingdom. Now that gets confusing, doesn’t it? If you think that is confusing you will probably be asking “Is That Really in There” when you read the following scripture? Open up your Bible and read John 3:13. “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven

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