Where is Jesus now? The Qur'an has an answer. (Sura 3:55; 4:158) God took Jesus out of this world to be with him. The Bible concurs and gives in vivid detail how the ascension took place:
"On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' So when they met together, they asked him, Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?' He said to them: It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.' 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 men dressed in white stood beside them. Men of Galilee,' they said, why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.' " (Acts 1:4-11)
In another place we read:
"After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God." (Mark 16:19)
Both the Qur'an and the Bible agree that Jesus is very much alive and is presently with God. This has profound implications for the way we live and how we approach God. Jesus is alive and with God. What does this mean for you?
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