但以理十二章十三節, 神對但以理說當他的日子滿時就進入睡眠直到耶穌基督再來時, 他將承受神的獎賞,也就是說到那時才復活得榮耀身體進入神的樂園. 只有榮耀身體才能進入神的國,從哥林多前書15: 50很清楚告訴我們肉體是不能進神的天國.
Ref: 1 Corinthians 哥林多前書 15:50
What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These perishable bodies of ours are not able to live forever.
約翰福音3: 13 主說沒有人升天除了那從天而來, 指的是主耶穌祂自己.
No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is,the Son of Man who is inheaven
Thessalonians 14: 13-15 帖撒羅尼迦前書
And now, brothers and sisters, I want you to know what will happen to the Christians who have died so you will not be full of sorrow like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus comes, God will bring back with Jesus all the Christians died 。I can tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not rise to meet him ahead of those who are in their graves.
希伯來書11:13 節講到那些faithful 的人死後都尚未得到神所應許的永生, 也就是說他們都還在等. 如果他們死後就馬上到天堂, 為何要等永生, 為何要等耶穌基督來叫醒他們?
許多人以 耶穌被掛在十字架上時對那個強盜說“ 今天你就要與我一起在天堂” 證明我們死後就直接到天堂. 但耶穌死後並沒有馬上升天, 從約翰福音20章17節可知道.
” Don’t cling to me, Jesus said For I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them that I am ascending to my Father and your Father, my God and your God.”
如果耶穌死後沒馬上升天,那強盜怎麼可能如主說的” 今天你要與我在樂園” ? 舊約預言耶穌死後要三天三夜後才復活; 聖經是不可能前後矛盾. 主說的 “今天" 指的是那天祂再來時,也就是說祂把他從墳墓裡叫醒時.
薩母耳計上28:13 提到 那交鬼的婦人看見薩母耳從地裡出來, 並不是從天而降, 我們知道舊約的先聖與新約的門徒都一樣在等耶穌基督再來時進入神應許的 “ 天國” .
約伯記3: 13-15 (約伯也說死是睡覺, 休息, 他也明白死後等”永生”)
For if I had died at birth, I would be at peace now, asleep and at rest. I would rest with the world’s kings and prime ministers, famous for their great construction projects. I would rest with wealthy princes whose palaces were filled with gold and silver