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'''The Ascension''' refers to [[Jesus]] going up bodily into the clouds while His [[The Twelve Apostles|disciples]] watched, after first giving them instructions to wait in [[Jerusalem]] until He would send them the [[Holy Spirit]] ([[Pentecost]]).  The ascension occurred 40 days after his [[Resurrection]].  He has promised to return the same way some day. ([[Acts (of the Apostles)|Acts]] 1:4-11).  [[Paul]] discusses Jesus's bodily ascension in his letters. (Ephesians 4:8-10, and in Timothy 3:16)
 
'''The Ascension''' refers to [[Jesus]] going up bodily into the clouds while His [[The Twelve Apostles|disciples]] watched, after first giving them instructions to wait in [[Jerusalem]] until He would send them the [[Holy Spirit]] ([[Pentecost]]).  The ascension occurred 40 days after his [[Resurrection]].  He has promised to return the same way some day. ([[Acts (of the Apostles)|Acts]] 1:4-11).  [[Paul]] discusses Jesus's bodily ascension in his letters. (Ephesians 4:8-10, and in Timothy 3:16)
  
When good people die, their [[soul]]s ascend to [[Heaven]], but not their bodies.  
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When [[Salvation|good]] people die, their [[soul]]s ascend to [[Heaven]], but not their bodies.  
  
The [[Catholic Church]] has the [[dogma]] that [[Mary]] was assumed bodily to [[Heaven]]; this is known as the [[Assumption of Mary]]. The [[Eastern Orthodox Church]] also teaches this principle. [[Elijah]] went up by a whirlwind into heaven (2 Kings 2:11).  Other than Jesus, no other people have ascended bodily into Heaven.
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The [[Catholic Church]] has the [[dogma]] that [[Mary]] was assumed bodily to [[Heaven]]; this is known as the [[Assumption of Mary]]. The [[Eastern Orthodox Church]] also teaches this principle. [[Enoch]]] was taken up (Genesis 5:24) and [[Elijah]] went up by a whirlwind into heaven (2 Kings 2:11).  Other than Jesus, no other people have ascended bodily by their own power into Heaven.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
 
*[[Ascension of Christ]]
 
*[[Ascension of Christ]]
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Latest revision as of 10:46, 26 December 2016

The Ascension refers to Jesus going up bodily into the clouds while His disciples watched, after first giving them instructions to wait in Jerusalem until He would send them the Holy Spirit (Pentecost). The ascension occurred 40 days after his Resurrection. He has promised to return the same way some day. (Acts 1:4-11). Paul discusses Jesus's bodily ascension in his letters. (Ephesians 4:8-10, and in Timothy 3:16)

When good people die, their souls ascend to Heaven, but not their bodies.

The Catholic Church has the dogma that Mary was assumed bodily to Heaven; this is known as the Assumption of Mary. The Eastern Orthodox Church also teaches this principle. Enoch] was taken up (Genesis 5:24) and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven (2 Kings 2:11). Other than Jesus, no other people have ascended bodily by their own power into Heaven.

See also