The Holy Bible is a victim of misinterpretation of Scriptures. Countless Scriptures are often taken out of context, being what has caused divisions and splinter groups in Christianity. But, I suppose the most misunderstood Scripture is John 14:1-3. Jesus is often interpreted as having said what He did not say. Bible-lovers are requested to approach this Scripture with extreme care.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3 KJV).
Of necessity is the debugging of the meaning of the Father’s house, a figurative term, describing unity. What does Jesus mean, “Father’s house?” God is Spirit, as not contained in physical mansions. Jesus was not talking about a physical structure, composed according to what applies to human imaginations. The best description of this figurative term was given by the apostle Paul:
“Now, therefore, ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord” (Ephesians 2:19-21 KJV).
Paul’s rendition shows that the Father’s house is a Spiritual organism, comprising those having been accepted into Christianity. His audience could not have had problems with that. The Ephesian Church, with whom Paul was communicating, was not the only group, moulded into that household. Every Christian is included, as long as appreciating what true Christianity entails.
Jesus had promised to receive Christians into His Father’s House (John 14:1-3). Hence Paul is expanding on that fulfilment, clarifying its significance. But the most important point is Jesus’s promise to come again, as to be with those disciples: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (Verse 3).