« Last post by JeffPT on Yesterday at 09:13:51 PM »
I don't like to split hairs, but no we probably won't go to heaven. The scriptures show that the majority of mankind will live upon the earth.
And the answer to your question is that I don't know. I hope that we both will. Both the righteous, and I don't count myself among them, and the unrighteous will be resurrected by Christ (Acts 24:15). This is when that criminal that died with him will be resurrected. He will be resurrected into a world, no longer ruled by Satan, but by Christ. This is Judgment Day. We will be individually judged by our actions. Will we submit to the earthly rulership of Christ or will we rebel? Rebels will be thrown into the "Lake of Fire" which is "second death". There is no resurrection from second death. It means eternal death.
However, there are some that will not be resurrected because Jehovah has already judged them. Adam and Judas are the only individuals I can name, but there are others. I hope you and I are not among them. I don't want anyone to be among them and neither does Jehovah. But there will be. Jehovah doesn't want to destroy his creation. But he cannot allow wickedness to exist forever. It will be removed through instruction and by force where necessary.
The bottom line is this. If we are redeemable Jehovah will redeem us, if not in this world then in the one to come. But there will come a time in everyone's life, in this world or the next, where active participation is required. Jehovah, through Christ's rulership will perfect us, but we must be willing to be perfected. Do you love your neighbor? Good. Then do it more and more.
But the greatest love of all is the love of God. He is not a dictator. He is an ally. Someone to help us as we reach out for better things. Someone to encourage us when we need it, guide us when we are confused, comfort us when we're at our ends, and yes, give us a kick in the backside when we need it. He also assures us that our love is not in vain.
Jehovah can take what is good in us and make it better. He can refine it. He can perfect it. But this requires active participation on our part.
But the best reason to have Jehovah in the equation is just because he's that awesome. He doesn't put a hedge around us to stop bad things from happening to us in this world. Christ's rulership is the time for that, when Satan is locked away. But while we may suffer in this world, he is always there, willing and able to support us. When your parents die, your spouse divorces you, your children disown you, you lose your job, and your dog gets shot, Jehovah will still be there. He is an immovable object to hold onto. He will never let you fall and not get up. All he wants in return is for us to love him back, and look after each other and know that these conditions will not always exist.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God." (Ecc 3:11-13)
Every line of this is utter bullshit. There is not a single spec of evidence that any of what you're saying here is true. It's just blather. There is no heaven, there is no hell, there is no satan, there is no Christ, there is no Jehovah. None of it is real.
It's 2014. I don't understand how grown-up people can still believe this crap.