Bible Terms

Bible Term: Ascension

In the Bible, the Ascension occurred after Jesus rose from the dead and left the earth by rising up to heaven. In this, he literally ascended from the earth up into the sky, as recorded in Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:9-11.

Key verse about Ascension: Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”(John 20:17, NIV).

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