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 .
Two men who never died. Enoch and Elijah are the only people in the Bible who did not die a natural death. Instead, they were “taken by God.”
When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and for God took him alive. Genesis 5:21-24 ESV
The New Testament has three references to Enoch from the lineage of Seth (Luke 3:37, Hebrews 11:5, Jude 1:14–15).
And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 2 Kings 2:11 ESV
Some believe Enoch and Elijah are the two witnesses described in Revelation 11:3–12 and were taken in preparation for this role.
There is no direct evidence that Enoch and Elijah are the two witnesses of the end times, though it is possible. Others think that Enoch and Elijah were spared death because of their faithfulness in serving and obeying God.
We can trust that God’s purposes for saving these two men from death, whether we understand them or not, are just and right. “This God—his way is perfect …” (Psalm 18:30).