Heaven Fables which I embraced:
For most of my life I believed two very commonly accepted teachings about heaven… In upcoming posts I will address each of the following in detail with the relative scriptures. (Click on the following links: )
The first was the teaching from John 14 that Jesus was going to heaven, preparing mansions in heaven, coming back from heaven and would take us to heaven. But that teaching was challenged in my own thinking at a Bible Conference where a brother from England made a simple statement about the Lord Jesus’ “going away” in John 14…. He said, “The Lord Jesus was going to the cross!” As I searched John 14 with that thought in mind I was amazed to discover that “heaven” was not even mentioned but the Lord Jesus clearly said that where He was as He spoke to his disciples was “in the Father”! He did not promise in John 14:6 that he was the way “to heaven” but rather the way to the Father! So the doctrine stated above was another teaching which I had to repent of and reject for it not only contradicted what the Lords Jesus plainly said, but it created division and deception among the people of God.
– The second was the teaching that Christians Go to Heaven when they die & when the Lord comes again. But only when I began testing my own beliefs by the simple tests of scripture did I realize that this teaching was also false! Without exception, every man mentioned in the Bible who went to heaven went there while his physical body was alive and well! Not one is ever recorded going to heaven when they died! Nor does scripture ever teach that people will go to heaven when the Lord Jesus returns from heaven! Rather scripture clearly teaches that all His saints will come with him to earth when He come from heaven! So you can see that this was yet another false doctrine of which I had to repent.