Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: rural southwestern N.Y. State
This quite well explains it..
Jesus told his disciples (us) that he is going to prepare a place for us. When finished he will at some time return for us (rapture) and our eternal home will be great. He can make this promise and fulfil it... because he is God..
From (John 14)..
" *“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2*In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b] 3*And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4*And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5*Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6*Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
The Father Revealed
7*“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
8*Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
9*Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10*Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me?
" Men must be governed by God, or they will be ruled by tyrants." (William Penn)