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Jesus’ Ascension


Before Jesus’ ascension (Lk 24:51), God had taken Enoch and Elijah into heaven without having them face death. “The whole lifetime of Enoch was three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God, and he was no longer here, for God took him” (Gen 5:23-24). There is no mention of any eyewitness to this. When Elijah was taken up, his successor, Elisha, was an eyewitness. “As they walked on still conversing, a fiery chariot and fiery horses came between the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind, and Elisha saw it happen” (2 Kgs 2:11-12). When Jesus ascended to heaven, the 11 apostles saw that until “a cloud took him from their sight” (Acts 1:9).

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