Are Moses and Elijah in Heaven?

I have always believed that Moses and Elijah are in heaven, but then, an atheist once asked me why Jesus Christ so clearly stated, “And no man has ascended up to heaven” (John 3:13). …and she even went further to ask if Christ was confused. Did Jesus Christ, as He worked with the Father, just never happen to bump into Moses and Elijah in heaven? I had no idea about how answer to this but I promised to get back to the lady.
As Christians, our deepest loyalty must be to the Word of Jesus. Jesus said “ No man has ever seen the Father” John 6:46 also in John 3:13, he said that no one has ever ascended up to heaven , except he who came from there.
The question now is, was Jesus confused did he not know what he was saying? of course he knew what he was saying and yeah he meant it.
Jesus made us realize that no one had ever seen the father. The next question would be where then is Elijah, where then is Enoch, where then is Moses?
Elijah 2 King 2: 11, This verse says Elijah was taken by a whirlwind into heaven, heaven in the bible was said severally to mean skies. Gen 1:8, Josh 10:13 etc.  Also in 2 Ch 21: 12 we see Elijah years after sending a letter to the king Jesoshaphat. So Elijah was actually taken up into the skies, to another location to separate him from Elisha, so that Elisha could carry on with the ministry.
Moses Deut 34:5-6, The bible clearly states that Moses died and was buried by God, no one knew his grave did not mean that God took him to heaven.
If you need anymore questions, please listen to the message: “Where is Elijah? Where is Moses” by Pst. Emmanuel Iren and available on
Do you have a question for me? Please drop it in the comments section, or email me at Even if I don’t have the answer, I know the One who does.

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