When we say heaven we define it as the place of God. In our early childhood days our parents reminds us that if we do good throughout our life we are going to go in heaven that when we die God will send angels down to take you to heaven to be with him, In the death of the late President Corazon Aquino I remember the people were so fun of saying that Tita Cory will be in heaven with the lord and she will rest in peace there, and what is ridiculous?, it is the same teaching and philosophy of the Catholic Church that is inserted to the mind of those who do not read the bible, if we do good and confess our sin we are going to heaven. But the biblical truth is very different.
According to Tom Wright an Anglican Bishop and a leading New Testament scholar, there are several important aspect respects in which it's unsupported by the New Testament. First, the timing. In the Bible we are told that you die, and enter an intermediate state. St. Paul is very clear that Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead already, but that nobody else has yet. Secondly, our physical state. The New Testament says that when Christ does return, the dead will experience a whole new life: not just our soul, but our bodies. And finally, the location. At no point do the resurrection narratives in the four Gospels say, "Jesus has been raised, therefore we are all going to heaven." It says that Christ is coming here, to join together the heavens and the Earth in an act of new creation. In (John 3:13) it was said that “No one has ever gone into heaven exempt the one who came from heaven-the son of man”, this means that man will inherit the Earth not the heaven as (Matthew 5:5) testify “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth” and lastly Jesus Christ son of God says “My kingdom is not of this world, If it were; my servant would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place”-(John 18:36).
The Road to Heaven
In despite of many religious groups worldwide who are telling others how to go to heaven, we cannot say that it was not and never stained by their opinions. That is why the best way to know it is going back to the Bible where it all begin. Apostle Paul created a letter on how to get right with God for all of us to read and it was recorded in the Bible as the book of Galatians. Not all who proclaimed they are with God are doing his will, not all who go to church are going to heaven, not all who commands the ten commandments will be delighted. Sin, it is the one who separate us from God, because he is sinless, but in despite of this sin that separate man from God he sent his only Son Jesus Christ to the world and became the sacrifice for all our sin as he die on the cross. Therefore our way to God is his son, he is the bridge that connect us, as (John 14:6) says “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me”. It is on the believer on how he must apply to his life the word of God that in order to avoid sin we must live like Jesus Christ and it must be a lifetime commitment and your main foundation must be the word of God which is the bible.
Living with the word of God
The idea of heaven which promises good things do attract us, the everlasting life and eternity. If I would go to heaven right now? I would neglect because there is no assurance that I will be in him, as my view I am here on earth to gather my gate pass to his kingdom, following his world not exactly the way Jesus Christ has lived, loving others and my neighbors which is his reflections, forgiving my enemies which seemed so hard to do sometimes. I think knowing the word of God and doing it is such a very hard things to do, it was not as easy as going to church and pray nor saying Father forgive us our sin as we forgive those who have sin against us, it must come deeply within our hearts, we must love ourselves and if so do not be afraid of what might happen as how sinful human race is God still loves us as Jesus Christ saved and sacrifice himself for our sin.