Do you expect to ‘go to heaven after you die? Many people do. This is part of the vulgata in much of conservative Christianity. Howard Snyder, who is a radical Methodist theologian, believes this hope is misplaced and incompatible with biblical revelation.
Here is why he believes that will NOT ‘go to heaven’ when he dies:
1. Because when Jesus said “I go to prepare a place for you,” he didn’t mention heaven (John 14:2-4).
2. Because the “place” Jesus refers to in John 14 is only dimensionally, not geographically or spatially, distant from earth.
3. Because “the word was made flesh,” not just spirit (John 1:14). Continue reading “Howard Snyder – Why I Don’t Expect to Go to Heaven”