Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
"This commandment I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it too remote.
Who has ascended into heaven, and then descended? Who has gathered up the winds in his fists? Who has bound up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? -- if you know!
If I have told you people about earthly things and you don't believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?
For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
Therefore it says, "When he ascended on high he captured captives; he gave gifts to men."
The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
We will be innocent if we carefully keep all these commandments before the Lord our God, just as he demands."
It is not in heaven, as though one must say, "Who will go up to heaven to get it for us and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?"
For this is no idle word for you -- it is your life! By this word you will live a long time in the land you are about to cross the Jordan to possess."