It occurred to me today, that so often, my mother will make the comment that
"those false religions teach that everyone is going to heaven when they die, oh sure,
all you have to do is be a good person, and off you go to heaven. and that's a lie'
[ lol, wow, its so bad being 'just a good person' ]
then she tries to quote a scripture, like, the earth was not made for nothing ,
and, it was made to be inhabited by righteous people forever. ect ect
her biggest fear is that if her religion is not true, she has no chance to live on a paradise earth. well, granted, that is not a pleasant thought.
But when I thought about it the idea, whats so bad about that belief of going to heaven, that JWs condemn it so?
I mean wouldn't the average person prefer to believe everyone goes there, and not just 144000 'special' people?
After all, that's where god is supposed to live, and since we are only human, we have no idea how good heaven can be., do we? how dare us say we want to live on earth forever, if paradise is in heaven and its a blessing to go there? lol.
so 2 Corinthians 12 vs 2 says this..
.I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-- whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows-- such a man was caught up to the third heaven.
and vs 4 says this
'was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.'
now most people will do anything not to die, so the idea of heaven must not be that great, lol
so, what would you conclude....