They could not follow him then. He was about to die and return to God, and for a time they must be willing to be separated from him.<quoted text>
Hey flakey flake.
Jesus himself said ... "My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.
See that, Preston? He was speaking to saved believers saying they cannot come to Heaven with Him. Until He calls them from the grave.
But then... I suspect you will follow a false doctrine that we ARE immortal and go straight to Heaven when we die.
But he consoled them (Joh 13:36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.) with the assurance that the separation would be only temporary, and that they should afterward follow him.
Pure logic....They could not follow him now....it was not their time to die...however, when they died they would be where He is...and where is that??? In Heaven...where else!!!!