I stumbled across a fascinating concept today. No where in the Bible–ABSOLUTELY NO WHERE–does it say we go to “heaven” when we die.
Christian preachers and priests are advertising a promise that neither God nor the Bible ever made.
Now, John 3:16 promises everlasting life, but what does that mean? Obviously it does not mean physical immortality since pretty much everyone who has ever lived has also eventually died, Highlander movies and tv series notwithstanding.
Logically, then, it must mean everlasting life of the soul. But the Bible never confirms this. Check it out yourself. The closest it comes is a far reaching metaphor in John 14:2, which says “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” That’s it? That’s what 2000 years of Christians have pinned their hopes on? It doesn’t even really say anything.
Take this, and the fact that there is in fact no contemporary original evidence that Jesus ever existed, and what you get may be the biggest con job in history. Bigger even than the Mormons and Scientologists!!!