The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God
By: Tim Chester & Jonny Woodrow
If you Google “The Return of Christ”, you will get 98,700,000 results as opposed to 9,500,000 results if you Google “The Ascension of Christ”. You can see the high level of interest in that the return of Christ is discussed much more than the ascension of Christ. However, the doctrine of the return of Christ cannot exist without the ascension of Christ. “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11).
“This is where the doctrine of the ascension can help us. The ascension secures our royal identity and locates it with Jesus in the presence of the Father” (p. 79). If you don’t believe or know anything about the ascension of Christ, then there is no need to talk about Ephesians 2:6 (“and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”).
I’m so glad to see such a book written about the doctrine of the ascension of Christ for Christians. In my humble opinion, I believe we need to study and understand more about Christ’s ascension before we share with the world about the return of Christ.
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