posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 01:57 AM
reply to post by Akragon
First, you need to clarify your question. It is not so simple to say "we go to heaven to be with Jesus".
You are getting into an area called dispensation theology, where there are several branches and not all Christians agree on which branch.
AMillennial, PreMillennial, PostMillenial...and there are subsets of belief systems in many of these.
Some Christians believe we go to heaven as soon as we die. Others believe that we go to heaven at the 2nd Coming of Christ. Others believe we go to
heaven after the Last Judgement. There are even some Christians that believe that EVERYONE eventually goes to heaven...yep, including the atheists,
the buddhists, the hindus, etc. and perhaps Satan himself.
Most Christians, including myself, really don't know what heaven looks like. There are a couple of glimpses in Revelations but not enough detail to
make sound theology from. The book of Enoch provides further descriptions, but many Christians do not accept the book of Enoch as authoritative.
Even using the book of Enoch, not much detail is provided for the day to day operations. Not to mention that the heaven that Enoch saw was one that
existed before Christ and the Resurrection....which may have changed somewhat due to Christ...as it will change at the 2nd Coming and perhaps change
again somewhat after the Last Judgement
There are some Christians that have near death experiences and claim to have seen heaven. But even they could not tell you the day to day activities
If you can get someone that has died and been to heaven for some extended period of time to answer you, you might get some worthwhile answers. But I
wouldn't hold my breath.
One thing I believe Christians miss, is that the Bible is not a history book. It's only main subject is Jesus and our human existence in this
dispensation. I personally don't believe that Adam & Eve were the first people on this earth. They were however, the first of the bloodline to
Jesus. But that is a discussion for another time.
edit on 25-7-2012 by dirkpotters because: (no reason given)
25-7-2012 by dirkpotters because: edited for clarification