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When Did Jesus Go To Heaven?

three days after his death jesus was resurrected.

please, when did he return to heaven? on that day?

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hmmm, his body go

don't think so

According to the Bible, when his side was pierced blood and water gushed out.

But when they came to Jesus and found him already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. (John 19:33,34)

If he was dead and his heart had stopped beating, such active bleeding as causing the blood to rush out or gush out would be impossible. At most coagulated blood and plasma could have passively seeped out. But that is not the picture which the New Testament presents, it says that blood and water rushed out. As far as the mention of water is concerned it should not be surprising for Jesus to have developed pleurisy during the extremely exacting and punishing hours of trial that he spent upon the cross. Also, the stress of the Crucifixion could have resulted in exudates from the pleura to collect likes bags of water, which is medically termed as wet pleurisy. This condition, which is otherwise dangerous and painful, seems to have turned into an advantage for Jesus because when his side was pierced the swollen pleura could easily have played the role of a cushion protecting the chest organs from being directly penetrated by the spear. Water mixed with blood rushed out because of an active heart.

Another piece of evidence is as follows. According to the Biblical account, after the body was handed over to Joseph of Arimathea, it was immediately removed to a secret place of burial, a sepulchre with enough room not only for Jesus but also for two of his attendants to sit and take care of him.

Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent down over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been. (John 20:10–12)

That is not all, we are informed in the New Testament that an ointment, which had been prepared in advance was applied to Jesus’ wounds.6 This ointment, prepared by the disciples of Jesus, contained ingredients which have properties of healing wounds and subduing pain etc. Why was there all this fuss about going through the laborious exercise of collecting twelve rare ingredients to prepare an ointment at all? The prescription used is recorded in many classical books such as the famous medical textbook Al-Qanun by Bu Ali Sina (see appendix for a list of such books). So what was the need of applying ointment to a dead body? This could only make sense if the disciples had strong reasons to believe that Jesus would be delivered alive from the cross and not dead. St. John is the only apostle who has ventured to offer an explanation justifying the act of preparing and applying an ointment to Jesus’ body. This further supports the fact that the act of applying ointment to a dead body was considered extremely odd behaviour, inexplicable to those who believed that Jesus was dead when ointment was applied. It is for this reason why St. John had to offer an explanation. He suggests that it was done so merely because it was a Jewish practice to apply some sort of balm or ointment to the bodies of their dead. Now it is a very important fact to note that all modern scholars who have researched into this, are in agreement that St. John was not of Jewish origin, and he proved it by this statement of his. It is known for certain that Jews or the Children of Israel have never applied any ointments whatsoever to the bodies of their dead. As such the scholars contend that St. John must have been of non-Jewish origin otherwise he could not have been so ignorant of Jewish customs. So there has to be another reason for this.

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I disagree with that. We would not arrive precisely on that day. One, because of the discrepancies in both the two calendars. Pope Gregory removed 11 days from the days so as to correct the Julian calendar. This happened in 1752 Sept. 3rd became Sept. 14th. So in history, we don't have Sept 3, 4, , 13. I don't really know if that is the real question posted by the author. From my own initial idea, I thought he was merely asking how many days did it take him to go to heaven. Let me quote him

Take a look at my first answer

I think the poster meant was it that day, two days later or 15 days later. That question aside, we cannot say exactly (how many years ago) when he resurrected. One, his date of birth was wrongly calculated. Our mordern calendar was supposed to start with his birth (he was supposed to be born on '1BC', but it was later discovered that there was an error, and therefore it is put at 4BC.

Let me quote you here:

Jesus did not ascend immediately after his resurrection as he was reported to have spent some time amongst mankind before ascending. John's account of the gospel recorded in chapter 20:26 about eight day's after his resurrection that he appeared to his followers where Thomas earned the name "doubting"

No, Jesus did ascend immediately to go and meet God. He did not allow Mary Margalene to touch him. Later, He asked Thomas to touch him. So my own submission is that after the resurection, he went to heaven (may be to go and give God his report), and then he came back to earth to appear to others.

He did not go back to heaven 8 days after. There is no way we can really know that. After the eighth day, he appeared to John, Peter, Thomas and one other person when the disciples went to go afishing. That was the last day he appeared to them.

So for me, immediately he rose he went to heaven on that particular day and then he came back and started appearing to the disciples. We know that he spent at least 8 days before he finnaly went back to heaven

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C'mon ekorick, where is your sense of humour? I felt you should have known that I was pulling your leg. I knew what you were saying. It is very clear that you made a simple mistake. Even a 4-year old mentally slow boy would have known. Didn't you notice the icon I put at the end?

Somebody asked a question and I replied. Do you have any problem about that? It is like I am getting disappointed with your immaturity.

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While the dates of the gregorian calendar is demarcated with the acronymns BC and AD (before the death and after the death of Christ), Thus, if one should begin to count the years from the death, we would arrive at 2007 years precisely on the day.

On the issue of the two individuals that were executed along with Christ and the statements that were made to Mary Magdalene as such as being with him in paradise on the day, this brings to mind the issue of the last day of judgement. You will recall that it is said that it is appointed unto man once to die and after death the judgement. In principle, when Jesus said to the condemned man that "today, you will be with me in paradise", I doubt if he literally meant today as in that particular day, rather to the criminal, the day of his resurrection would also be like the very same day in which he died as that applies to everyone that has ever died on this earth.

The day of our raising would be like the very same day in which we died as upon our raising the very first memories that we would have would be the memories that occured on the day of our individual deaths and it would seem to us that we are just been roused from a sleeplike state on the same day. The fact that we would all be raised into the new system implies a paradise, so when Jesus told the criminal that he would be with him in paradise on that day, he was actually giving the thief a hope for his future resurrection.

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sorry I wanted to write 2007 years ago. some of this translation are from greek, aramaic and latin so you just don't read literal meanings to them. When Jesus ascended should not be a problem but ask yourself where you will be going to hereafter.

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That is true but, I don't think this thread is an appropriate place to discuss what I want to.

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@ekorick

Can you share where you read that with me, be it the bible or anything I cna lay my hands on?

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2007 AD. He told the thief today you shall meet me in paradise.

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forgive me dear,

to put the question more clearly:

when did Jesus actually return to heaven?

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That day. According to the bible, he told Mary Margadelene (I think) not to touch him that he has not ascended to heaven yet but to go and tell others that he has resurected. I can see a not too good reason for this question. Open up and tell us why the question.

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