The ego’s teaching about illusion being true does not follow one back to God. Try as one might, it is not possible to stay with a story; all stories end in the welcoming bliss of inertia in their Source.
All illusions of being without the Father pass by. The illusions of Heaven and Hell, and a Kindergarten Classroom called “Earth” for the creators of fantastic illusion to learn of their Creator, pass by.
The Earth’s story goes back to the sun, taking with it all evidence of manifestation, and yet there is no death. The sun goes back to God for renewal, to repeat the same cycle over again. This repetition of eternity is what man needs to overcome the belief in the perishable as being real.
Enlightenment is the only way “out” of the box of mirrors that tells the story, that the ego believes to be true.