Problem

Jesus said that Elijah did NOT ascend into heaven!

John 3:13 - And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
2 Kings 2:11 - And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

How can Jesus say that "no man hath ascended into heaven," when we can read in 2 Kings about Elijah going to heaven in a whirlwind?


Solution

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Jesus said that "no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."

The word ascend means "To go up or to rise by one's own power or might."

By simply consulting a dictionary, this problem has been solved. Jesus is the only one who can go up to heaven by his own might. Elijah had to be taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire with horses and a whirlwind!

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