Someone asked, in a comment recently, how I squared Acts 1:11 with an 'anti-second coming theology'. I presume that was meant as a description of my theology, but as I don't hold to an anti second-coming theology, I find it an impossible question to answer.
Ironically, I believe that Jesus kept his word and that the coming of the Son of Man occurred exactly when he said it would. In my book, that makes me more pro-second coming than those who argue that Jesus' word is still to be confirmed. They ('futurists', as some would call them) see the 2nd coming as a potential future event, regardless of how painfully that stretches the New Testament expectation. However, I fully embrace and 100% believe in the 'second coming', as an actual event that fulfilled the words of Christ.
Doesn't that give me a more pro-second coming theology than the futurists?
Anyway, I wondered how you guys, regardless of your eschatology, understand Acts 1:11? Did Jesus literally rise into the air? Where did he go then? And what did the men in white mean when they said that he would return in 'like manner'?
Is there a problem squaring this text with modern-day cosmology that doesn't see heaven as 'up there'?