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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 years ago

Which Bible verse is a lie: John 3:13 or 2 Kings 2:11?

Only Jesus went to heaven.

(John 3:13) http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2...

Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.

(2 Kings 2:11) http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Ki...

Update:

@Pamela - LOL. Hilarious.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    BOTH

  • 9 years ago

    Is there a reason you didn't post all the scripture? I would imagine so.

    And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

    John 3:13

    Jesus is saying no one has gone to heaven and then walked on the earth - Except Him. Did Elijah come back from heaven? Why don't you read and post the whole thing? Verse 12 is also important because he's speaking of spiritual things, not earthly things. Do you have some type of agenda?

    Source(s): KJV Bible
  • 9 years ago

    neither

    What were “the heavens” to which “Elijah went ascending in the windstorm”? These were neither the distant parts of the physical universe nor the spiritual place where God and his angelic sons dwell. (Deuteronomy 4:19; Psalm 11:4; Matthew 6:9; 18:10) “The heavens” to which Elijah ascended were the atmospheric heavens. (Psalm 78:26; Matthew 6:26) Racing through earth’s atmosphere, the fiery chariot evidently transferred Elijah to another part of the earth, where he continued living for a time. Years later, in fact, Elijah wrote a letter to Jehoram, the king of Judah.—2 Chronicles 21:1, 12-15.

    Source(s): bwt
  • 9 years ago

    Neither, they are both true, for both the place where God lives and the sky are called heaven.

    Jesus went to heaven where God lives but Elijah went to heaven in the sky of the earth. Elijah later was on earth elsewhere serving God, so he had to have landed. Some years after Elijah was taken up into the heavenly sky he was found on earth writing as a prophet. Therefore, he did not go to heaven where Jesus later went, which is reported in 2Chronicles not 2Kings. :)

    "Eventually there came ta writing to him from Elijah the prophet..." 2Chronicles 21:12-15

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    positively, the Douay-Rheims version. King Jimmy's version did no longer come for hundreds of years later, and it replaced into such an abridged version of the Bible that i won't be able to see the way it could somewhat be considered a Bible. A smattering of learn will tutor you why the Douay-Rheims version is a lot greater precise and a greater constructive translation. i'm now copying that version by way of hand onto looseleaf paper with a ballpoint pen for an exceedingly severe study of it, and the Revised familiar version, an the two precise and greater constructive translated Roman Catholic Bible. God Bless you.

  • 9 years ago

    Jesus said, No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man (John 3:13). This tells us that Enoch and Elijah, the two Old Testament figures who were taken off the Earth with out dying, either went to Paradise with those who died to await the resurrection, or were transported forward to a point in time after the resurrection.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No, Elijah was translated to another part of the earth. He was taken up into our atmosphere, there are no whirlwinds in space. 8-10 years later he wrote Jehoram a letter.

    2Chronicles21:12-15

    12Jehoram received a letter from Elijah the prophet, which said:

    “This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: ‘You have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah. 13But you have walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your father’s house, men who were better than you. 14So now the Lord is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow. 15You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.’”

  • 9 years ago

    Neither, when you read the other translations, most indicate that Elijah was taken to heaven, and Jesus ascended to heaven. The difference is God took Elijah, while Jesus went himself. It is like the difference between driving a car and riding in a car to a destination. You got to the same place, but if you rode, someone else took you.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Immortel and JM53 both gave the correct answer.

    What you are doing is using the logical "fallacy of equivocation". The English word "heaven" has more than one distinct meaning.

  • Pamela
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    it's a shame you feel the need

    to slander and mock the word of God

    and His children:(

    you are digging such a deep hole for yourself:(

    I can only pray He will reveal to you

    your sin against Him and you will repent of it

    before it's too late

    I know you will dismiss my concern

    but your denial does not eliminate the truth of it

    -consider that (if you have the courage)

    and may God work in your heart and life

    and may you have eyes to see His love for you

  • the bible is full of stories that contradict 'love thy neighbor', and they brainwash people into giving them money so they can buy limos and palaces.

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