Why Does the Ascension Matter? And the clincher to the Ascension – and to the Assumption, and to the taking up of Elijah in the angelic chariot – is that we’ve got a handful of people who are waiting for us. The place beyond all places is a place. Jesus isn’t just a warm feeling before we slip into eternal nothing. Heaven is no abstraction. It’s real. And we can go there.
ting by the Hungarian artist Istvan Dorffmaister. This is a wonderful painting that is in the Hungarian national gallery in Budapest (I have never been to Hungary, so have only seen photographs of it). It is painted in the classic Baroque style but relatively late, 1782.
Jesus Casts the Moneychangers Out of the Temple. BIBLE SCRIPTURE: Luke 19:45, "And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;" - http://access-jesus.com/Luke/Luke_19.html
Cain, the Evil One. - 1 John 3:12, "Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous." - http://access-jesus.com/1_John/1_John_3.html