[quote=BBachman]Regarding the mystery of the Ascension, I was hoping someone out there could clear up the following questions I have:
Where was Jesus for the 40 days following his ressurection?
Did anyone go to heaven before the Ascension?
What is the basis for answers to both questions?
My opinion, subject to correction, is that we don’t know. Certainly, the scriptures tell us that Jesus spent some of that time with the disciples, explaining things to them, and proving his bodily resurrection to them. But there also seems to be a note of mystery about him after he is risen. He seems to come and go, people don’t recognize him as they did before. All of which, for me, seems to indicate he wasn’t with them all the time. Where else was he? Beats me.