Heaven through the Kingdom of God
There are some people who admit that the God exists and He created the universe, including the sun and the earth, but do not believe that He would admit them into Heaven or from the beginning, they think, Heaven and the spiritual world do not exist.
They would claim that if they die, there would be nothing for them. They think that when they die, their minds disappear and thus they would be lost forever.
In this context, it should be noted that Christ Jesus spoke on the premise of existence of Heaven. He actually said that it was impossible for rich men to enter Heave, which means that good and poor men are admitted into Heaven. After physical death, righteous men and women are given eternal life. This is one issue of the crucial gist of the teaching of Christ Jesus.
And in this regard, Muslims today believe in the world after death more strongly than Europeans and Americans. And, this is the key to understanding extreme Islamic terror. The concept of Heaven is abused by terrorist leaders who use young Muslims for suicide bombing.
However, Christ Jesus presented another concept: the Kingdom of God. According to Him, while we are alive in this world, the Kingdom of God could come to us, though we cannot see it with our eyes. If we very honestly follow the teaching of Christ Jesus and the God, our states of minds must be changed so as to make ourselves feel the presence of the Kingdom of God while we are living in human society. And, after death, our souls must proceed from the Kingdom of God to Heaven.
So, there are steps for us to follow from this world to Heaven through the Kingdom of God. And, all through these steps, we have to follow the teaching of Christ Jesus and the God. Otherwise, a bad and rich man who wants to enter Heaven should just ask the God to allow him to enter Heaven only because he believes power of the God, though without accumulating good deeds while he is alive.
It should go the same way with Muslims. Some young Muslims just believing power of Allah may get desperate, hate Europeans and Americans, and join a terror group, thinking that they would enter Heaven after death, say, in suicide bombing. But, they cannot enter Heaven as they don't follow required steps. First, they have to enter the Islamic version of the Kingdom of God while they are living in this world.
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Luk 11:27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.