Happy Ascension Day! Today we celebrate that Jesus, in the words of the Apostle’s Creed, “ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.” It’s interesting how some Christians use this teaching to deny that the Body of Christ can be really present in Holy Communion–after all, His body is in heaven at the right hand of the Father–while Lutherans use this teaching to explain how the Body of Christ can be present in Holy Communion (He now shares the attributes of Godhead, such as omnipresence).
Here, though, is an ancient Christian holiday that has not become secularized. What do you say is the true meaning of Ascension Day? [Read more...]