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    Time to ascend?

    Just curious if any Christians know, or have any ideas as to, once they begin their ascension, how long it will take them to reach the promised land. I don't know, but I'm thinking it must be quite a long flight being that heaven must be outside and beyond the 14 billion light year across universe, so, even should you travel at the speed of light, it would take at the very least 14 billion years to get there. It's a really long way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Just curious if any Christians know, or have any ideas as to, once they begin their ascension, how long it will take them to reach the promised land.
    Don't know. Don't care.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Given that the Bible portrays paradise as coming to a renewed earth (the new heavens and the new earth), not long.
    Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
    For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    Given that the Bible portrays paradise as coming to a renewed earth (the new heavens and the new earth), not long.
    So, no ascension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    So, no ascension?
    Not unless you change your ways.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Jim, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm sure hell is a lot closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Not unless you change your ways.
    No, I mean for you christians. No ascension to heaven?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faber View Post
    Jim, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm sure hell is a lot closer.
    Thanks, but I wasn't worried about it Faber. But seriously, if you are expecting to bodily ascend up to heaven don't you think it'll take you tens of billions of years in travelling time to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    No, I mean for you christians. No ascension to heaven?
    In all my days as a Christian, I've never heard it called that - Jesus ascended. We don't (at least us Baptists) refer to our going to Heaven as "ascending".

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Jim is more interested in getting his impression of Christianity from Left Behind movies than what the Bible actually says.
    Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
    For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10

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