The Inconsistincies of The Ascension
The Ascension – Matthew & John do not mention the ascension of Jesus into heaven at all. Mark casually states that an ever morphing Jesus was received into heaven after scolding the disciples (they had doubted word of his resurrection!) (assumedly) in Jerusalem. Luke says Jesus led the disciples to Bethany and while he blessed them, he was parted from them and carried up into heaven. Such a significant event and yet treated so off-hand and perfunctory and only two of the apostles mention it and they can’t agree on the location. But then Acts contradicts all four stating that Jesus visited the apostles for forty days and “…while they beheld, he was taken up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.” Acts 1:3-11. AND Paul states 500 people saw Jesus, even claiming he (Paul) saw him. I Cor. 15:6, 8. AND it reveals the primitive way the writers of the bible thought. WHERE DID THEY THINK HEAVEN WAS? Floating on some cloud somewhere so Jesus could just glide on up and come in for a perfect landing on an airstrip made of gold?