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Where does Jesus say "I am going to heaven to prepare a place for you"?

By December 3, 2014 One Comment

Full Question

I thought I read in the New Testament that Jesus says, “I’m going to heaven to prepare a place for you. If it was not true I would not say so.” I can’t locate that passage now. Is it in the Bible? I want to reply to a Protestant who does not believe that we go to heaven when we die but must wait for the second coming of Jesus.

Answer

The passage is John 14:3: “And when I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself.” So I don’t think this one will help. However, Luke 23:43 hits the target squarely: “This day you will be with me in paradise.” Basically what you are dealing with is the particular judgment rather than the general judgment.

One Comment

  • debbie roark says:

    Why do the Catholics call the Pope father. God said not to call any man father because God is our father. My dad is my dad.

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