I understand some people wanting to be “tactful” but please don’t ever say that Jesus was a “great teacher” but not the “Son of God”. Jesus explicitly taught that He was the Son of God. If you believe this is not true then you must believe that Jesus was either: a) a liar; b) a madman; or c) a fool. Unfortunately, “great teacher” is not an option. To say this is, quite frankly, very condescending to those who believe.
The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience.