Although I have not called this article: “Are Christians going to heaven? – Part 2,” in effect, this is what it is. This Holy Scripture is one of the most emotive and uplifting Holy Scriptures in the New Testament accounts. However, there is a twist and the twist is a serious flaw in the way that it’s written. Just like the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion’s (mainstream Christianity’s) belief in Good Friday afternoon to Sunday morning as three days and three nights, this, too, makes Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) out to be a liar. If you haven’t already done so please take the trouble to read my series of articles on “How Did Three Days and Three Nights Become Good Friday to Sunday morning?”
Here he goes again I hear you say, is there anything that this man agrees with in the Holy Scriptures. Yes, absolutely, I agree with all the Holy Scriptures but not necessarily in the way many verses have been erroneously added or translated by the creatures of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian religion and Luke 23:43 is no exception to this problem. This verse has been translated without any forethought or understanding and the error is so subtle you will be stunned once you understand what they have done. First though, let’s copy all the relevant Holy Scriptures here just to refresh our memories:
Luke 23:39-43 (KJV) And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. (Emphasis mine)
OK, so what’s wrong I hear you say? Not at lot when it comes to correcting this verse, but that which is wrong is absolutely crucial to understanding the Truth of what Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) is saying here. More important, by far, is the acute torturous pain and suffering The Lord is experiencing at this very moment in time as He utters these words to the other man being crucified with Him. As this verse is written it could easily be the utterances of a man holding a normal conversation whilst sitting comfortably in an armchair. “Oh and by the way, today you will be with me in paradise” Just this flippant grammatical interpretation should be enough to make us question this translation without even studying the real evidence that makes this verse, as it is written, a load of blasphemous nonsense.
So let’s look at it as it’s written and see if it stacks up. Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) says to this other man that on that very day he will be in Paradise with The Lord. Hello! Excuse me!! This man will be where!? In paradise with The Lord on that very day. So how does that work then? If my memory of the Holy Scriptures serves me correctly (and it does) Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) dies that very afternoon and He’s laid in His tomb where He stays for three days and three nights and when resurrected returns to His Father in heaven after forty days of assorted appearances to His Learners (disciples). No other man has ever done that, only Yashua Messiah, and nowhere does it say He went to ‘paradise’ after He died. With this evidence alone we can already see there is a serious flaw or gaffe in the grammar of this verse and all that is required is the correct placement of the comma: Verily I say unto thee TO DAY, shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Is that amazing or is that amazing!? There it is: Verily I say unto thee today!!!! Today even as I am dying the most tortuous painful death I will give you a place in my Kingdom. Now notice this verse for something else, because the man, who is also dying on a stake, seemed to have more understanding than most of mainstream Christianity: And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. Remember me when thou comest into thy Kingdom, and when will Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) be coming into His Kingdom? Well certainly not on that day.
However, I hope He is coming soon into His Kingdom, because watching this stinking world as it deteriorates into an abyss of filth, wickedness, murderous evil violence and corruption, it gets more saddening each day. If it is saddening me, how much more is it saddening The Father and Yashua Messiah?
OK, let’s set the record straight, this other man who died with Yashua Messiah that day is still in his grave and awaiting his resurrection when Yashua Messiah returns to set up His Kingdom (Paradise) here on this earth. When that happens Yashua Messiah will have fulfilled His promise to that man. If we continue to believe this Scripture as it is written then we make Yashua Messiah a liar, as He most definitely did not enter paradise on that day, He was buried in His tomb.
A little question we now have to ask ourselves is this, was this grammatical ‘error’ a mistake or a deliberate contamination by those with vested satanic religious interests? Was it done, as was the Good Friday to Sunday morning thing, to discredit Yashua Messiah and make Him out to be liar, or just an innocent ignorant slip of the pen? More the former than the latter I’ll wager, and I would win that wager too.
Furthermore, the issue of this grammatical error is critical in perpetuating the ‘Christians going to heaven’ myth. I have frequently heard mainstream Christians quote this same verse in support of their fallacious idea. The idea that as soon as we die we go to heaven, if we are Christians that is. As we can see, from the very straight forward evidence, that the other man who died that day with Yashua Messiah most definitely did not join Him in paradise. He, like Yashua Messiah, died that very day and his body most likely burned. The only difference being Yashua Messiah was resurrected three days and three nights later and other man is still dead in his grave and not in paradise – yet, but will be when he is resurrected!