God has already forgiven, delivered, and healed every person who will need to be forgiven, delivered, or healed. It is up to us to receive by faith what Jesus Christ has already provided for us to actually benefit from!
Forty days after Jesus’s resurrection, God took Him from earth into Heaven. We call this event “the ascension”—because His disciples literally saw Jesus ascend into Heaven. The Bible says, “He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight” (Acts 1:9).
But after His resurrection Jesus would never grow old or die for another reason: When He was raised from the dead, God gave Him a new body that would never age or die. In some ways it resembled His old body—but in other ways it was far different. Thus, for example, Jesus was able to pass through locked doors and appear in the midst of His disciples—and then vanish from sight. We can barely imagine this—but it is one of the proofs that Jesus has conquered death.
I’m grateful for every discovery scientists have made; many reading this column probably wouldn’t be alive, nor would I, if it weren’t for the remarkable advances made by medical science over the last few centuries.
But these discoveries have only strengthened my confidence in the Bible! For one thing, every scientific discovery confirms the Bible’s statement that behind this incredibly complex creation is a Creator—God. Not every scientist believes in God, I know—but I’ve met many who do, and without exception they have told me how their discoveries have strengthened their faith in God. The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1).