"Make sure of all things;
hold fast to what is fine."
--Paul, 1 Thessalonians 5:21
What is the destiny of a Christian?
Whether you are a "born-again" Christian who believes that Christians go to heaven when they die, or you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses who believe that only 144,000 Christians will go to heaven, there are millions of people who accept that some or even all Christians will go to heaven to be with Christ. In many respects, this is one of the most fundamental, most cherished of all modern-day teachings of Christianity.
But where did this teaching come from? Does it really have its basis in the Bible itself, or have outside influences such as Gnosticism, Greco-Roman mythology, and even the foretold Apostasy itself been the source of our understanding about "heaven" and its relationship to the Christian?
Are Christians on the road to heaven? Did Jesus open the way for humans to enter into heaven? What do the Scriptures reveal about heaven and the destiny of Christians? These are just a few of the questions which will be presented in The Road to Heaven, a treatise on the teaching of heaven in Christianity today. Other questions to be addressed are:
Did Elijah ascend to heaven?
What is meant by an "earthly class" and a "heavenly class"?
What is the "upward calling" that Paul wrote about?
What sort of body is given at the resurrection?
Who will be subject to the "kings and priests" in the Messianic Kingdom?
What will happen to the "unrighteous ones" who are resurrected in the Messianic Kingdom?
Who are the "144,000" and the "Great Crowd"?
Who are "Christ's brothers"?
What is the "covenant for a kingdom" which Jesus spoke of with his disciples?
and many more questions!
Scheduled to be completed in 2004, this treatise will challenge the reader to re-examine their conceptions and to explore the Bible thoroughly for the answer to one of the most important questions of our time: Is heaven the destination for Christians?
This book will be made available exclusively on the internet and made freely available to everyone.