JJ50 wrote: There is a lot that is very wrong in the Bible, downright evil in fact!
This is true but we must remember that what seems evil to us might be the height of holiness to Jehovah. Some people today might think that having some kids slaughtered because they poked fun at a holy man is a little extreme, but of course in God's eyes the kids were just molecules of mud, to be returned to the earth when God chose, so there was nothing harsh in Jehovah's sentence.
But we are enquiring about Jesus and his mysterious silence. One possibility is that preparing a place took more toil than Jesus anticipated. He thought he'd be back before his pals had time to go for lunch, but they've been dead now two millennia. Had he had said: "If you wait a few thousand years, I'll be back for your bones" they might have frowned. But in John we hear:
" My Fatherâ€™s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.â€�
The number of rooms in heaven doesn't relate to Christ's statement about going and preparing. For example if God's house had only one bedroom and one bathroom, Christ could still have gone to prepare a place, perhaps in the garage. The number of rooms is a boastful irrelevance.