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The elevation of Christ into heaven by His own power in presence of His disciples the fortieth day after His Resurrection. It is narrated in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.

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Is there a name for the heresy that Christ in heaven no longer has a human body or nature?

I have encountered a guy online who insists that Christ no longer has human flesh or a human body. Sometimes he seems to say that Christ no longer has a human nature but I haven't been able to pin ...
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Were the angels a bit too harsh with the disciples post-Resurrection and post-Ascension?

We see in Luke 24 how the angels at the empty tomb of Jesus post-Resurrection, put a point blank question to the confused women disciples: Why are you searching for the living among the dead? Going ...
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Do Baptists Celebrate Ascension Day?

As a general rule, do Baptists mark Ascension Day? I'm think particularly of the Thursday, but if attention is typically drawn on a Sunday either side. Many countries have Ascension Day as a bank ...
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Mass obligation & travel to different diocese?

If I attend Mass on Ascension Thursday in my diocese that observes Thursday & travel to a diocese that transfers to that Sunday, do have Sunday obligation since the liturgy will be the same?
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Ascension Mass when traveling between dioceses?

If you live in a diocese that celebrates the Ascension on Thursday, but you're out of town and temporarily in a diocese that celebrates the Ascension on the following Sunday, what are you supposed to ...
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According to Catholicism, is Jesus' resurrected body in a certain location now that it has ascended?

According to Catholicism, does Jesus still have his resurrected body, and if so is it in a certain location now that it has ascended?
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Where is Jesus' body now?

In Acts 1 we're told: After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two ...
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Are there Christians who believe that Jesus does not have a physical body right now?

I've researched about this topic online and I could only find one Christian website so far that affirms this belief. Does anybody else know if a particular ...
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Did the Apostles “worship Jesus” in Luke 24:52?

What is the correct reading of Luke 24:52 - did they worship Jesus? Latin Vulgate does not mention this and RSV puts this in footnotes. Luke 24:50-53 (NIV) 50 When he had led them out to the ...
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Why do the Evangelists Matthew, Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension?

Luke is the only Evangelist who gives a narrative account of the Ascension of Christ at 24:50-53 (NRSVCE) "' Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. ...
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Did the conversion of Paul occur before or after the Ascension?

According to the Bible, the conversion of Paul occurs when he is walking on the road to Damascus and suddenly has an encounter with the resurrected Jesus. My question is, did this encounter occur ...
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How many times did Jesus rise and come back down? [duplicate]

How many times did Jesus rise to heaven and then come back down?
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Have any prominent theologians written on what the ascension looked like?

Some postmodernists believe the picture of Jesus floating up into the sky like a balloon is absurd. I remember C. S. Lewis saying (in Miracles) that we don't necessarily have to believe that if we ...
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Did Jesus ascend to Heaven twice?

While studying the book of John I came to: Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your ...
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Where, exactly, were Christ's body and soul during the Descendit?

In the Confessional Presbyterian, Vol. 3, p. 104ff., Daniel Hyde wrote about several different views of the Descendit - the descent of Christ into Hell - in his article "In Defense of the Descendit: A ...
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Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Why did ...
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What does John 3:13 mean, NO MAN has ASCENDED to heaven? [closed]

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him. (Hebrews 11:5) And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, ...
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Why the resurrection?

My understanding is that Christians believe that Jesus died, was resurrected, and ascended to heaven alive. What is believed to have been the purpose of this? Specifically, once dead, why not just ...
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Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?

Most people understand that the Scriptures teach that the body in which Jesus was crucified was the same body that came out of the grave. But regarding the body in which He now dwells, was that ...
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Why did Jesus leave?

With ascension day coming up so quickly, I have a question: According to the Bible, why did Jesus leave? I've read some ideas but few have any actual Biblical backing. Could anyone point me in the ...
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The nature of Jesus's 40 days post-resurrection but pre-ascension

I recently learned that the gap in time between the resurrection and the ascension of Jesus into heaven was given as "40 days". I'm curious about that period and have a few related questions about it ...
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