Is Jesus building mansions for believers in Heaven?

When I was young in the faith I used to believe that Jesus was literally building a mansion for me in heaven.

The text often referred to in support of this is: “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.” (John 14:2 NKJV)

But is “mansions” the right word to use?

Is Jesus really building mansions for believers in Heaven
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The underlying Greek word for mansions is “mone”. It literally means “a staying” or “residence”. While one can translate this as “mansions”, it can also be translated as “abode” or “rooms”. [Continue reading]

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