well i feel that it does have a bearing ,because Jesus always spoke truth ,and he says that no man had gone to heaven ,so moses and Ilijah were not in heaven the immortality of the human soul is not a bible teaching and the spirit that goes back to God when we die is the force that activates the cells it is like electricity, with out elecricity we have no power we do not have a shadowy thing inside of us that goes back to God , but it is only God who can ressurrect us again . and when the time comes for the earthly resurrection moses and Ilijah will be resurreced on to a paradise earth . the 144,000 who will rule in heaven with Jesus did not start to be chosen untill 32C,E, so moses and Ilijah were not really in heaven , it was a vision, and moses and Ilijah forshadowed the remnent of the 144,000 on the earth ,at the time that Jesus came into his glory in the heavens in 1914 that is what it means for todayBandit said:i dont see what that has to do with this. there are miracles & splendor that happens all the time in the scriptures.
heaven is a place as well as a condition.
you have said yourself many times that man was created to live forever. so, at what point then, does man not become immortal & after God makes him?
only the flesh is mortal as far as i can see, otherwise man would not be a man & he would be a spirit being only 'like' that of angels & God himself.
here is what i have for transfigure & for vision:
3339 metamorphoo met-am-or-fo'-o from 3326 and 3445; to transform (literally or figuratively, "metamorphose"):--change, transfigure, transform.
3705 horama hor'-am-ah from 3708; something gazed at, i.e. a spectacle (especially supernatural):--sight, vision.
the vision of Jesus transfigured was a foretaste of Christ’s coming in Kingdom power and glory, eventually to judge mankind
In fact, toward the close of the first century C.E., John recorded further visionary glimpses of Jesus in heavenly glory.—Revelation 1:12-20; 14:14; 19:11-16 that is not to say that they did not see the vision ,they did just as John did when he wrote the book of revelation but it was a vision it was not acually moses and Ilijah in heaven at that time