Entering heaven alive

Entering heaven alive (called by various religions "ascension", "assumption", or "translation") is a belief held in various religions. Since death is the normal end to an individual's life on Earth and the beginning of afterlife, entering heaven without dying first is considered exceptional and usually a sign of a deity's special recognition of the individual's piety.

Ascension of Jesus, by John Singleton Copley. Christians believe that Jesus ascended into heaven alive. The same views are also held by Muslims.

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