Most professing Christians believe they will go to heaven when they die. They assume
that the righteous men of the Bible went to heaven when they died. But what does
the Bible say? Is heaven really the "reward of the saved"?
COMMENT: ChristpreachedtheGospel-the"goodnews"-ofthecomingKingdom of God,
which istooccupyandgoverntheearth-thesameearththathas beenpromisedtoAbrahamandhis heirs foran eternalinheritance.Is thereanyconnection?Absolutely!
Matthewuses theterm "kingdomofheaven"toexpress exactlythesameideathat Mark,Lukeand John express as "kingdomof God." Buttheexpression"kingdomofheaven"
does notmeanakingdomin heaven,anymorethanitmeans akingdominGod
When JesusChristfinallyreturnswithHissaints Hewillsay,"Come,yeblessedofmyFather, INHERITTHEKINGDOMpreparedforyou"(Matt.25:34). MayGodhelpyou tobe among those whowillinherittheKingdomofGodalongwithAbraham,Isaacand Jacob!