Where is Jesus now? Is Jesus in heaven?
QuestionAnswer Several passages in the Bible, including Mark 16:19 and 1 Peter 3:22, indicate that Jesus is currently seated at the right side of God the Father. The physical ascension of Jesus, which took place 40 days after His resurrection, is described in Luke 24:51 and Acts 1:9-11, respectively. John 14:2–3 tells us that Jesus informed His disciples that He was going to prepare a place for them and for all who trust in Him. The Scriptures make it clear that Jesus’ ascension was a physical and bodily return to the presence of the Father.
When Christ returned, two angels arrived and assured him that it would be “in exactly the same way as you have witnessed Him leave” (Acts 1:11).
Certain traits He held as God had been momentarily suspended, but the suspension had been lifted at the time of writing.
“The LORD says to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your adversaries a footstool for your feet,'” King David said in the Spirit (Psalm 110:1).
- At the end of Matthew 22:43–45, Jesus claims that He is more than just David’s son, but that He is also David’s Lord, therefore appropriating this psalm for Himself.
- There are a number of other texts that point to Jesus’ presence in heaven.
- Stephen also had a vision immediately before he died, in which he “looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,” according to the Bible (Acts 7:55).
- In a different way, Jesus is also present with us here, in this place.
- As a result, Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit may be found everywhere, rather than only “in heaven.” “The skies, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him,” Solomon declared in 2 Chronicles 2:6.
- Is Jesus in the presence of the Father?
Where Is Jesus Now? Is Jesus in Heaven?
QuestionAnswer The Bible says that Jesus is currently in heaven at the right hand of God the Father, as recorded in Mark 16:19 and 1 Peter 3:22. The bodilyascensionof Jesus, which took place 40 days after His resurrection, is described in Luke 24:51 and Acts 1:9-11, among other places. John 14:2–3 tells us that Jesus informed His disciples that He was going to prepare a place for them and all believers. According to Scripture, Jesus’ ascension was a genuine and bodily return to the presence of the Father.
- “In exactly the same manner in which you have witnessed Him go,” two angels arrived and foretold Christ’s return (Acts 1:11).
- Although He had temporarily suspended some of the traits that He held as God, the suspension had now been lifted.
- “The LORD says to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your adversaries a footstool for your feet,'” King David said in the Spirit (Psalm 110:1).
- During this discourse between two Persons of the Godhead, something truly miraculous happens.
- In the presence of God, Jesus occupies a position of respect and dignity.
- As well as this, Stephen saw a vision immediately before he died in which he “looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God” (Acts 7:55).
- However, Jesus is also present with us in this world in a different way.
- As a result, Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit may be found everywhere, not only “in heaven,” as is commonly believed.
He cannot be contained by the skies, not even the highest heavens, as Solomon declared in 2 Chronicles 2:6. to:Jesus Christ: Do You Have Any Questions? I’m wondering where Jesus has disappeared to. Whether or whether Jesus is in heaven remains a mystery.
Where is Jesus now? And what is he doing?
The Ascension is shown in a picture at the Ubisi Monastery in Georgia. What happened to Jesus? At Easter, we recite the joyful assertion of our faith once more. “Christ has risen from the dead. He has certainly resurrected from the dead.” Because we have some Greeks in our congregation, we always refer to Christos Anesti as “Christos Anesti.” Alithos Anesti is the Greek translation. But then there’s the matter of whether or not He has risen from the dead. So, where has he gone? And it isn’t simply a question for a curious youngster; it should be a question for every adult, as well as for every believer.
- He has climbed to the throne of God the Father Almighty and is seated at God’s right hand.
- But where is he, and what does it imply that he has risen to the heavens?
- Is it accurate to say that Jesus was on earth before ascending into the skies, much like a spaceman?
- Don’t we seem to be a little wiser now?
- To determine whether or whether this is simply spiritual code or hokum, we must be able to state what it signifies.
- Gerrit Scott Dawson’sJesus Ascended — the Meaning of Christ’s Continuing Incarnation, which was my book of the week this week, has been a tremendous help in thinking about this.
- 1) What is the meaning of ascension?
While he was blessing them, he left them and was lifted up into the sky to be with the Lord.
And they continued to worship God at the temple on a continuous basis.
Believe that Jesus literally resurrected from the grave is difficult enough to comprehend.
Bishop Richard Holloway expresses the usual liberal dismissiveness of this by stating that Jesus will not return in his lifetime.
That is one solution: deny that the Ascension occurred and spiritualize its significance to the point that it becomes all about us.
The term “Ascension” is comprised of two Greek words.
He had been brought up.
Therein is the solution.
He was exalted to the heights of splendor.
But where exactly is gloryland?
What happened to Jesus?
What was the location of Jesus’ ascension?
The phrase “heaven” or “heavens” is used in the Bible in a variety of contexts.
The Ascension does not imply that Jesus is someplace up in the stars, where we may be able to find him if we could only build a spaceship that could go far enough and quickly enough to reach him.
Do we position Christ in the middle of the seven spheres?
Heaven, in our opinion, is a majestic mansion of God that far outstrips the entirety of this world’s structure.” Heaven is the location where God can be found.
Heaven is a place.
Although out of this world, it is yet true.
Numerous Christians appear to believe that the Ascension heralds the end of the incarnation as we know it.
CS We also have a tendency to gloss over Jesus’ raised masculinity and to imagine him merely returning to god after death, leading us to believe that the resurrection is nothing more than a reversal or undoing of the work of the incarnation, as Lewis writes.
When Jesus became a man, he did not lose his divine nature, and when he ascended, he did not lose his human nature.
According to Karl Barth: “Our humanity is preserved throughout all of eternity by the son of God.
He considers it to be his temple, and he does not leave it.
What exactly does this imply for us?
He has left the building.
No physical representation of his body or voice is provided, nor can we physically feel the holes in his hands.
We must make it clear to our unbelieving friends that the reasoning ‘if only Jesus were here and I could see and hear him, then I would believe in him’ does not hold water in the face of evidence.
This is due to the fact that the vast majority of those who did see and hear Jesus did not believe in him.
They, as well as we, require something more.
Christ, on the other hand, still has a human voice and a physical body with which we may converse.
He sends his Spirit to guide us.
However, my daughter is currently in Australia, which presents a difficulty.
However, thanks to the miracles of contemporary technology, I have been able to see and speak with my granddaughter as well as my daughter.
The concept of being ‘in Christ’ is used in the Bible to depict the closeness of the link in a way that is analogous to the intimacy of the relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
When we meet at the Lord’s Table, he is truly there; when two or three people come together, he is truly present.
As we have previously stated, unbelievers will not be able to see the kingdom of God until they are “born again” (from above) and “born of God” (of the Spirit) in order to join it.
It is all about being a part of the living, rising, and ascended Christ in your life.
Knowing him, following him, serving him, and loving him are all good things.
The work of Christ continues – He continues to serve as our Prophet, Priest, and King in a hands-on manner.
As a priest, Christ’s mission continues.
The book of Hebrews 4: “As a result, because we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us cling to the faith that we declare with all of our hearts and souls.
Let us then come boldly to the throne of grace, trusting that we will receive compassion and find grace to assist us in our hour of greatest need.” We have the ability to approach the throne of grace in a genuine way.
This is the real deal!
We are linked to the entire Christ and are fed by the entirety of the Christ.
Pixabay He is the ruler of our kingdom.
His reign shall be established.
In Christ, that power is analogous to the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be conferred, not only in this age but also in the one to come,” 4) We have a magnificent hope in Jesus Christ: “Our place of residence is in heaven.
- Moreover, we anxiously anticipate a Saviour from that place, the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Although Christ rules and is with us now, there is still more to come.
- We will be like him because we will see him for who he truly is.
- We have now become Christ’s physical body on this planet.
- We are unable to function without him.
- This is the wonder of it all.
- Some may object that while this is all well and good, it sounds like high falutin’ theology.
- You’ve got to be joking!
- For example, when we gather as the covenant community of Christ’s people for evangelism and worship, we must be aware of his presence in such a way that any unbeliever who walks in falls down and proclaims, “Truly God is among you!” This is simply a foretaste, the early fruits of the harvest.
The greatest is still to come. We are looking forward to his homecoming, when everything will be put right. Maranatha. Even so, Lord Jesus, please come quickly.
Where Is Jesus and What Is He Doing Right Now?
What is Jesus up to these days and where has he gone? Would you know what to say if someone came up to you and asked you these questions? It is more probable than ever before that you will be asked these kind of inquiries. For example, during the last 10 years, the number of web searches for the subject “Where Is Jesus Now?” has more than tripled. People are perplexed as to who Jesus is. What would you tell them if you were in their shoes?
Where Is Jesus Now?
In order to answer the question, “Where Is Jesus Now?” we must first consider where Jesus is not.
Jesus is not on the cross.
Although we may have a mental image of Jesus on the cross, he is no longer there. In history, the cross was a singular historical event that split all of history and all of mankind. The cross has ramifications for each and every one of us. On the other hand, as compared to the entirety of eternity, Jesus’ time on the cross was rather brief.
Jesus is not in hell.
“He was crucified, died, and was buried,” according to the Apostles’ Creed. He was sent into the depths of hell. “On the third day, he arose from the dead,” says the Bible. So, sure, Jesus did descend into hell when he died, but, as with the cross, he is no longer present in that place.
Jesus is not coming out of the grave.
On Resurrection Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’ triumphant resurrection from the dead. By his resurrection, Jesus overcame sin and death, and this was a one-of-a-kind event. However, Jesus did not die just for the sake of being risen. The resurrection is not the pinnacle of Christian belief–there is more to it than that.
Jesus is not on the earth.
“He appeared to them for a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God,” according to Acts 1, after Jesus was risen from the dead. After that, “he was snatched up right in front of their very eyes.” In his stead, Jesus dispatched the Holy Spirit to act as his representative on earth. And so, if Jesus is not on the cross, is not in hell, is not rising from the tomb, and is not on earth, then where has he gone to hide himself? “He resurrected him from the dead and enthroned him at his right side in the celestial realms,” according to Ephesians 1:20.
Jesus is seated with God.
In the celestial regions, Jesus is seated at God’s right hand, at the right hand of the Father. According to the Book of Ephesians, the following is what is so unique about Jesus’ current location:
- Jesus is far and away the most powerful person on the planet. Not even a smidgeon above. Farabove
- And not just far above some rules and authorities, but far above all of them. Far and away above all rules and authorities
- And not just far and away from all rules and authorities. Power and dominion are nothing compared to what he possesses.
And not only that, but he is far and away the most important title that can be given:
- Not just in this generation, but also in the generation to follow
- Every title we can imagine of bestowing on dignitaries, luminaries, and leaders, whether in the present or in the future, is surpassed by this one.
Not only that, but there’s also:
- Moreover, Jesus is sitting at the right side of the Father because God has placed all things beneath his feet
- And God has assigned Jesus to be the head of everything so that He fills everything in every way.
Because of all the magnificent implications of Jesus’ heavenly position, I’m finding it difficult to keep my emotions under control. However, this raises another concern.
What Is Jesus Doing Now?
The answer to the question, “What is Jesus doing right now?” is of utmost importance. If Jesus has been dead for a long time in a tomb, it makes no difference how we spend our lives beyond attempting to “memorialize” him in the manner in which we say of deceased individuals, “I’m going to do this because Grandma would have liked it.” As for Jesus, he can’t accomplish much in terms of the entire universe if he is a fragile flappy angel (not the way angels truly are, but the way we believe them to be), cheerfully flittering away and only worrying about what melody to play on his harp.
Jesus, on the other hand, is neither dead nor fragile flappy. Here are seven things I believe Jesus is doing right now, according to my understanding:
- Living, reigning, interceding, and edifying the church are all part of the job description. Having a strong presence in relationships
- Bringing all things beneath his feet
- And inviting unbelievers to salvation are some of the things that God does.
I pray that when someone inquires as to where Jesus is or what he is doing, you will be prepared to provide an answer. THE AUTHOR’S BACKGROUND: Chris Heinz is a professional golfer. The Founder and CEO of Munyay, Chris Heinz develops coaching solutions to help you enjoy your life and job more fully. He also serves as the Vice President of Human Resources at EnergyCAP, Inc., and is an ICF-certified coach as well as a Gallup-certified strengths coach, among other credentials. Chris finds it rewarding to coach individuals as well as write and talk on issues such as engagement, coaching, personal strengths, prayer, and the Christian life.
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Where is Jesus now?
All questions are accepted in our forum, and this specific topic is extremely fascinating! You are absolutely correct in asserting that Jesus ascended into the heavens in a bodily form. According to Luke’s gospel and the first chapter of Acts, Jesus’ corporeal body was carried up into the heavens once he was resurrected, and this is explicitly stated. As a result, it is critical to remember that Jesus is still “flesh and blood” to this very day. “Look, I see heaven opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God,” Stephen declared immediately before his execution in Acts 7:56.
For example, according to Heb 10:12, Jesus, after having offered the one sacrifice for sins, “sat down it the right hand of God” and “waits for his adversaries to be put his footstool,” after having “sat down at the right hand of God.” 1 Corinthians 15:24 provides a very good explanation of this concept.
- Following his “destruction of all dominion, authority, and power,” he will hand up the kingdom to God, the Father, according to the Bible.
- In the incarnation, Jesus did not cease to be a man once he rose from the dead; rather, he “became flesh and made his residence among us” (John 1:14) for all time.
- God’s presence is first and foremost in heaven, and because God is Spirit (John 4:24), who lives beyond of both time and space, heaven may be viewed as spiritual in nature, and being in heaven can be viewed as a condition of existence.
- The New Testament makes several references to “the heavens and the earth,” implying that heaven has a “locale-type” life comparable to that of earth.
- The focus is on people who are “in heaven” because they are in a spiritual state of being.
- Despite the fact that our physical reality is firmly established on earth, our view of heaven is spiritual, and we look forward to the day when it will be revealed.
It is a profound question, and I have just provided a quick response to it. I hope it is of assistance to you. Please feel free to write again if you have any follow-up questions about this, or if you would want another individual to provide a second perspective on this subject.
Where Is Jesus Now?
What Has Happened to Jesus? Consequently, if they tell you, “Look, he is in the desert; do not go forth; behold, he is in the hidden rooms; do not believe it,” do not trust them. The Bible says (Matthew 24:26) The foregoing warning was issued by Christ in His famous Olivet discourse regarding His upcoming second coming, just after He foretold that many “false Christs” would initially appear, misleading many people in the process (v. 24). Despite the numerous fulfillments of that prophecy during the decades that followed, He Himself has not yet returned, despite the claims of the later days.
- Following His resurrection and last instructions to His followers, “he was taken up into heaven, and he sat at the right side of the Father” (Acts 1:11).
- We must keep in mind that He actually resurrected from the tomb and then bodily ascended to God’s throne, and that “this same Jesus, which was carried up from you into heaven” (Acts 1:11) will return.
- In fact, there are no less than 21 allusions in the Bible to the Lord Jesus Christ being at the right hand of God at this point in his earthly ministry.
- Consequently, according to Galatians 4:6, “God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts,” allowing “Christ to live in your hearts through faith” (Ephesians 3:17).
What is Jesus Christ Doing Now? – What does the Bible say?
That is an excellent question. What would you say in response? When in doubt, we hope this little essay will assist you in understanding the moment-by-moment engagement of your living Lord Jesus in your life, to the point where you comprehend the reality of his presence and are inspired by it. Unfortunatelly, far too many Christians have never been taught about the work that Jesus Christ is doing now, and has been doing since he was elevated to the position of Lord and Head of the Church, which is comprised of the members of his Body.
- Is this, however, a sign that he is “just chillin’?” No way in hell.
- The fact that Jesus remained loyal all the way to his excruciating death on the cross ensured that he fulfilled all of the prophesies that were related to his initial appearance on the world.
- Right hand guy is derived from this term, which we use frequently.
- The connection between Joseph and the Egyptian Pharaoh is shown in the Old Testament story of Joseph and Pharaoh.
- “God has elevated me to the position of lord over all of Egypt,” Joseph declared (Gen.
- Pharaoh presented Joseph with his signet ring (which signified his all-encompassing power and authority in Egypt) and assigned him the role of Second-in-Command, which he performed on a chariot.
- When it comes to Jesus Christ, God has done the same thing as well.
- God is still God, but Jesus has now been elevated to the level of functional equality with Him, which was God’s plan.
So, what exactly is the Lord Jesus Christ up to right now? Let’s have a look at this. Where? This is not the case with People magazine or even Sports Illustrated. We are interested in learning what God’s Word has to say.
Jesus Christ is now the Head of the Church.
Ephesians 1:20-23 is a passage of scripture (20) In Christ, which he manifested when he raised him from the dead and sat him at his right side in the celestial realms,(21)far beyond every rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be conferred, not only in this age but also in the one to come, (2)And God put all things beneath him, appointing him as supreme leader and overseer of all things for the church (23), which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every manner.
- Since he is the “Head” of his “Bodily,” Jesus is in continual communication with each of his body parts, which includes you and me.
- In spite of all of the temptations he faced, Jesus was the only human being who ever fully surrendered himself to God.
- We are “re-presenting” him in the world today, and he will assist us in being the best we can be for him.
- He also serves as our Commander-in-Chief, and he is the one who directs us into combat.
Jesus Christ is building his Church by pouring out the gift of holy spirit to all those who believe.
Because the growing process of the body is controlled by the head, it is the Lord Jesus Christ who is adding to his body by saving all who call upon his name. 2:46 and 47(46)Every day, they continued to gather in the temple courts to worship God. With joyful and sincere hearts,(47) they broke bread in their houses and ate together as a community, praising God and basking in the favor of all the people. And the Lord continued to increase to the number of individuals who were being rescued on a daily basis.
(33) He has been exalted to the right hand of God, where he has received the promised Holy Spirit from the Father, and he has poured forth everything you are seeing and hearing right now.
Jesus Christ is interceding for us as our mediator.
Hebrews 7:24 and 25(24) However, because Jesus lives eternally, he has a perpetual priesthood, according to the Scriptures. Therefore, because he is constantly alive to advocate on their behalf, he is able to rescue people who come to God through him in their entire lives. Romans 8:34 (NIV) Who exactly is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–and more than that, who was resurrected to life–is now seated at the right side of the Father, interceding for us on our behalf. “Make intercession” or “pray” is what the word entugchanome implies.
Even if no one on the globe recalls your existence, Jesus Christ does, and he is interceding on your behalf. According to 1 Timothy 2:5, the Lord Jesus Christ is “The Man,” the only mediator who intercedes (consults with and speaks to God on our behalf) before the Father.
Jesus Christ hears our prayers and responds to us.
When it comes to friendship, Proverbs 18:24 says, “A friend sticks tighter than a brother,” and Jesus Christ is “fixed on you.” To everyone of us, he is a big brother as well as a close friend. In him, we may place our trust, knowing that he knows all of our flaws and is “touched with the feeling of our infirmities” (Heb. 4:15). We may pour out our emotions to him at any moment, knowing that he perfectly understands what we’re going through and is there to console and encourage us. Consequently, they suggested two men: Joseph nicknamed Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias, both of whom were accepted.
Show us which of these two you have selected(25) to take over the apostolic ministry that Judas abandoned to go to his rightful place.” (26)After then, they divided the spoils, and Matthias was chosen, and he was included among the eleven apostles.
(60)At that point, he went to his knees and pleaded with God, “Lord, please not hold this transgression against them.
It was three times that I pled with the Lord to take it away from me.
Jesus Christ is giving grace to all believers.
Paul writes in Ephesians 4:7 that Grace, on the other hand, has been allocated to everyone of us according to the will of Christ. “Grace is the condition that permits us to go further than we ever imagined possible,” according to one definition. The Lord Jesus has provided each member of his Body with all we require in order to serve him in this world filled with lost and dying souls.
Jesus Christ is strengthening and protecting his people.
Satan, the Lord’s adversary as well as your adversary, wishes to have you removed from service. “To steal, murder, and destroy” is the objective of the Devil and his army of evil spirits, which is divided into three categories (John 10:10). In the face of such a tremendous supernatural adversary, we require an even more powerful supernatural ally to stand by our side. With Jesus, we have such a wonderful companion! 2 3rd Thessalonians 3:3rd Thessalonians 3:3rd Thessalonians 3:3rd Nevertheless, the Lord is trustworthy, and he will strengthen and safeguard you from the evil one.
I am able to accomplish anything because of him, who provides me with strength.
Jesus Christ is giving revelation to the members of his Body.
The whole book of Revelation is comprised of God providing Jesus Christ with revelation, which he then communicated to the Apostle John (Rev. 1:1-2). When we need to hear from the Lord, he communicates with us via his word. We are completely reliant on him for guidance and direction as we navigate our individual paths of righteousness through this corrupt world. It is my desire that you, brothers, understand that the gospel I taught is not anything invented by man.
Galatians 1:11 and 12(11)I want you to understand that the gospel I preached is not something invented by man. It was not taught to me, nor did I learn it from anybody else; rather, it was shown to me by Jesus Christ in a revelation.
Jesus Christ is giving ministries to Christians.
According to the Bible, “ministries” are several forms of service. Those listed in the following verses are especially related to leadership roles and responsibilities. Jesus was the Apostle, the Prophet, the Evangelist, the Pastor and the Teacher, and now, as the Head of the Body, he is “diversifying himself” by allowing some of his followers to function in various roles. This is crucial. Revelation 4:11-13(11)It was he (Jesus) who appointed some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists and teachers;(12)to train up God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the full measure of the fullness of Christ.) As the next passages demonstrate, the Lord also empowers members of his body to perform additional functions: Romans 12:4-8 is a passage of Scripture.
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all of these members perform the same function,(5)we who are many constitute one body in Christ, and each member is connected to all the others.
If a man has the gift of prophecy, he should use it in accordance to his level of trust.
Jesus Christ is the Commander of the angels.
“Ministries” are defined as acts of service in the Bible. Those listed in the following verses are especially related to leadership responsibilities and responsibilities. It is notable that Jesus served as the Apostle, the Prophet, the Evangelist, the Pastor, and the Teacher, and that, as the Head of the Body, he is now “diversifying himself” by allowing some of his followers to serve in various capacities as he does. It was he (Jesus) who appointed some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,(12)in order to equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up(13)until we all come to unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Romans 12:4-8 is a passage of scripture that says Fourteenth, just as each of us has a single body with many members, and these members do not all perform the same function, so in Christ, we who are many make one body, and each member is a part of all the others.
It is permissible for a man to exercise his prophetic ability in proportion to his level of faith.
Jesus Christ is eagerly anticipating raising all dead Christians and giving them and all living Christiansnew bodieswhen we meet him in the air.
Jesus Christ will both resurrect from the dead and judge all believers throughout history (John 5:21-23), beginning with all Christians at the conclusion of the Church Administration when he brings us all together to meet him in the air (Matthew 25:31-46). Paul writes in Philippians 3:20 and 21. (20) Our citizenship, on the other hand, is in heaven. And we joyfully anticipate a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ(21), who, by the power that enables him to put everything under his control, will convert our humble bodies into something that resembles his magnificent body on the other side.
- (16)For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a resounding command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.
- As a result, we shall be with the Lord for all eternity.
- The Lord Jesus Christ is “alive and well” now, and he will be until he returns to collect his followers.
- He will be an active and strong force in each of our lives to the extent that we allow him to be, and he will be able to make himself known to the rest of the world as a result.
March 30, 2012 ~ Where Was Jesus Buried?
KIM LAWTON is a correspondent with the Associated Press. During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the well-known tale of Jesus’ death and resurrection from the dead. But, more importantly, where does this narrative take place exactly? Only a few hints are provided by the Bible. REV. MARK MOROZOWICH (Catholic University of America): Thank you for your time. The Gospels were not truly written in order to document historical events. They were composed in order to serve as a testament of faith. LAWTON: According to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified outside of Jerusalem at a location known as Golgotha, which is derived from the Aramaic word for “place of the skull.” Calvaria is the Latin word for skull, and in English, many Christians refer to the location of the crucifixion as Calvary, which is the Latin word for skull.
- Because the tomb was close by, according to John, there is where Jesus’ body was laid to rest.
- They describe it as being carved out of rock, with a massive stone in front of the entrance that could be moved in to block the way.
- MOROZOWICH: At the time of Jesus’ death on the cross, he was not a particularly prominent figure in Israeli society.
- However, there was no church constructed to commemorate his death or to acknowledge his resurrection shortly after he died.
- Helena, embarked on a journey to Jerusalem, according to historians.
- She discovered that the location had been revered by early Christians and determined that it was Golgotha.
- MOROZOWICH: Now, throughout history, people have argued over whether it was actually there or if it was here.
LAWTON: Throughout the years, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been demolished, rebuilt, and remodeled on a number of different occasions.
However, it is regarded as one of the holiest locations in all of Christianity, drawing a large number of pilgrims and inspiring profound spiritual devotion.
The gloomy chapel commemorating the crucifixion may be found in one top corner, while the tomb can be seen on the opposite side of the building.
It is during these times that people might have a very profound relationship with God that they experience something truly beautiful and moving.
THE BISHOP OF MOROZOWICH: The light from the grave is brought out by the bishop, which lights and plays on this whole notion that light from the world is being brought forth once more.
It is possible that Jesus was crucified and buried in a separate location in Jerusalem known as the Garden Tomb, which some Christians, especially many Protestants, consider to be true.
In 1867, a tombstone was unearthed on the site.
LAWTON: Steve Bridge works as the assistant director of the Garden Tomb, which is located right beyond the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
We’re staring at the bridge from the side now, and you can see what appears to be two eye sockets on the rock face where we were looking before.
In Lawton, this Skull Hill towers above a historic garden, complete with cisterns and a wine press, which may imply that it was once the property of a wealthy individual.
Bridge: The tomb itself is at least two thousand years old, according to archaeological evidence.
However, it is almost definitely more than 2,000 years old.
A big stone would be rolled across the threshold, thereby sealing the entrance.
BRIDGE: As a result, there is enough burial space for at least two bodies, and maybe more.
Joseph had constructed a family tomb for himself and his family, and it was dedicated to them.
LAWTON: On that day, as far as people were concerned, it was the end of the tale, and it was also the end of one who they had believed would be the Messiah, for a dead Messiah is no good.
LAWTON: According to Bridge, the Garden Tomb is not attempting to establish a competitive relationship with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
What we believe we have here is something that corresponds to the description in the Bible.
LAWTON: On the other hand, we and the Holy Sepulchre would be precisely the same on that point, delivering the same tale but at a different location.
MOROZOWICH: The path he took is extremely, extremely significant.
As a result, he is just as real and present in Mishawaka, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., as he is in Israel. LAWTON: Hello, my name is Kim Lawton and I’m here to report.
Where was Jesus between Crucifixion and Resurrection?
This weekend is one of the most well-known weekends on the Christian calendar each year, with Good Friday commemorating Jesus’ death on the cross and Easter celebrating his Resurrection the following Sunday morning being two of the most important events on the calendar. Some Christians, however, have been debating the location of Jesus between His death and resurrection for more than two millennia, and the issue continues to be a source of contention today. In Jackson, Eric Petty, the main pastor of Skyline Church of Christ, explained that he “is not a man who is going to act like I have all the answers,” and that “this is one that I can’t claim I certainly know.” In my opinion, this is a fascinating subject, and we could stay here all day talking and debating and coming to completely different conclusions, both of which would be rational and understandable.” The fact that Jesus died to take away my sin and your sin – and all of our sins – is what counts most in the end.
- On the first day of the week following His death, He rose from the dead to claim triumph over death.
- on Friday.
- “Because the clock for each day begins at sunrise, which is about 6 a.m.
- When the Bible says Jesus was crucified at the sixth hour, that implies noon, and He died at the ninth hour, which would be 3 p.m., that means He died at noon.” And because of the way the Jewish calendar is organized, each day lasts from dawn to dusk.
- There are others who think Jesus was in Heaven at the time of the event.
- However, there is a verse in 1 Peter 3 that says the opposite is true.
- “It’s the most difficult passage in the New Testament to understand because it’s not entirely clear what Peter is trying to say,” Petty added.
- That makes sense.”‘He was raised to life in the Spirit,'” I understand.
- Peter, I’m still here with you.
And I want to say something like, “Hey Peter, could you please go over that again?” But, sadly, at this moment, that is not going to happen.” Some believe that Jesus spent the weekend between His death and Resurrection in Hell, preaching to the souls who were already there, giving them a chance to receive the forgiveness made possible by His sacrifice that had not been previously available prior to His death.
This interpretation is based on the language of 1 Peter.
When it comes to the passage from Peter, Watson has his own take on the matter.
They placed their trust in Him and His ability to save them.
Then Jesus went into jail and preached to those souls who had trusted in Him before He came to earth and lived as a man, telling them: “You lived your life with faith in Me, and you’re about to witness what you believed I would do come true.” Both Petty and Watson held similar opinions concerning the person who asked the inquiry, as well as any topic pertaining to Scripture.
The fact that two or more of us may differ on anything like this, but that we discuss rational, scripturally-based arguments for what we think, can only be a positive thing, says the author.
He then ascended to Heaven and will come back to earth to take His followers with Him into the presence of Almighty God.
And it is for this reason that we commemorate the Resurrection.” Brandon Shields can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 731-425-9751. Follow him on Twitter @JSEditorBrandon or on Instagram @editorbrandon to stay up to date with his latest projects.