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In my Father's house are many mansions

Where are the "many mansions" of John 14? Surely it refers to heaven, doesn't it?

Thanks for your question.

Sorry, I don't follow your logic. For one thing theword heaven is not mentioned in this passage. If we are to be taken to heaven, why does Jesus come to earth? Why don't we just go to him? Jesus said, "I will come again.... that where I am there you may be also". Not "where Iwas". Where is Jesus when he gathers us to himself? On earth. Not heaven.

It is interesting that the phrase "house of God" and "My Father's House" [when God is theFather being referred to - see John 14:2 -only ever refers to the temple of God on earth. Jesus is referring to the dwelling of God among men which he goes to prepare. While he is away that edifice will be a spiritual one into which we as believers find our place and hope and home - the church. Once this spiritual edifice has been completed, he will return to establish it physically on the earth. See 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:14-22; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5.

God bless,


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