Sorry! There is No Afterlife! None Goes to Heaven or Hell!
All religions believe in an afterlife existence – immediately after death. All believe in the immortality of the soul. Some believe in reincarnation. Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe that good people will go to Heaven, evil ones will go to Hell. Many devout Jews pray to their Saints in Heaven. Catholics pray to their Saints, especially to Mary -- “The Queen of Heaven.” Protestants pray to their loved ones in Heaven. Devout Muslims believe that their Prophet Muhammad ascended up to Heaven from Jerusalem. They regard this city as the third holiest place to Islam. As a consequence, much of the Jew/Arab conflict centers over the holiness of the City to both Jews and Muslims -- and the alleged “Temple Mount” true location. Fanatic Muslim terrorists believe the road to Paradise as Shahids, immediately after death, must be paved over the body parts of their indiscriminate victims.
According to Iran’s president, Ahmadinejad, the purpose of the revolution and nuclear Iran is to prepare for the imminent return of the Mahdi, the twelfth Imam. Hence Israel must be destroyed, the West must be subjugated, and the rest of the world must submit to the coming Mahdi’s “reign of peace on earth.”
If the belief in an afterlife -- immediately after death -- is true, then both the Bible and the Qur’an should fully confirm it in plain words. But what if they, instead, contradict it?
What if God, Jesus, and Muhammad are not the source of this doctrine? What if the doctrine of an afterlife immediately after death is a hoax? What if man has no immortal soul?
In the pages of this book, the unbiased reader will discover the real story about the afterlife, the true destiny of humanity, the true location of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and its link to the afterlife.
Strange! There is one major teaching common to all three main religions, who claim to have a physical or spiritual link to Father Abraham. Jews, Christians, and Muslims speak of Abraham and his faith as the source of their beliefs. These three religions profess to believe in the doctrine of the afterlife. With some variations, they all teach their followers that immediately after death all good believers go to Heaven, while all the bad ones go to Hell. All followers of these three religions hold as true the doctrine of the immortality of the soul. All claim these beliefs are in accordance with the writing of their “Holy Books.” We all heard this statement: “Sometimes truth is more fascinating than fiction.” What’s really strange is the amazing fact that a careful reading of the “Holy Books” of all the three major religions reveal diametrically opposite teachings about the doctrine of the afterlife, about ‘the destiny’ to Heaven or Hell immediately after death. Many of us read or heard of the fictional story about the two scoundrels who came to the royal court of an Emperor of a certain imaginary land – who was not wise at all, but very vain and most gullible. They decided to play a trick on him by presenting themselves as merchants from a far away land in whose possession was the most remarkable fabric anyone has ever seen. “Only a very wise man could see it” – they assuredly declared. The price was very high, but anyone wearing cloths made from this fantastic fabric could know for certain which one around him was truly wise, and which one was not. The Emperor was most anxious to find out whether those in his royal court were wise or fools. He paid the merchants very handsomely in gold coins and pleaded with them to speedily make his new ‘cloths’ before the coming great event in his kingdom. Word has rapidly spread around: The Emperor is soon to display his most amazing new ‘cloths,’ but only the wise could see it. On the due date, The Emperor ‘put on’ his new royal ‘garments,’ made from the ‘special’ fabric, and strode into his royal ballroom hall.
Mike M. Joseph was born in 1944 to a strict Biblically oriented Orthodox Jewish family in British Aden, Yemen. In 1949, his entire family moved to Israel, after a local Arab pogrom took the lives of his mother and three other brothers. In 1963 the author moved to Paris, France to study French and work in the fashion industry. In late 1965 the author moved to New York where, about four years later, a change in his religious convictions led him to a community practicing both the Old and New Testament teachings and laws of the Bible.
From 1970-1975 the author served on the faculty of a local private college in Pasadena, California – teaching both modern and Biblical Hebrew to students and ministers on Sabbatical year. At the same time, the author attended classes and graduated with a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts – with a major in Theology. After graduation in 1975, and later ordination, Mr. Joseph began his service in the Field Ministry in the Pasadena area congregations.
Through the years, Mr. Joseph has published three books and dozens of articles about Biblical, historic, and human relationships subjects. He presently attends a local congregation in the West valley area of San Fernando Valley, California. The author also teaches a Bible Law Series from the Old and New Testaments on the internet website: www.teachingthelaw.org.
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