Where did the popular belief that the righteous go to heaven and sinners are plunged to hell come from?Why is it that people want to go to heaven?
The belief in a heaven,or a hell beyond the grave,is a recognized tenet of the creeds of virtually all nations and races from the beginnings of recorded human in history.
David was a man after Yahushua is own heart(Acts 13:22)yet the scriptures plainly state he did not go to heaven.
This same promise is reaffirmed in the New Testament.Our messiah plainly told his disciples:Blessed are the meek:for they shall inherit the earth(Mathew 5:5).
The apostle paul declared:For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout ,with the voice of the archangel,and with the trump of yahushua:and the dead in Christ shall rise first:Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with the m in the clouds,to meet the lord in the air:and shall we ever be with the messiah(1 Thessolonians4:16-17).