Question:According to scripture, Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind, so does that mean that he is still in heaven with God, Jesus, and the angels? Or is he in hades awaiting judgment with everyone else?
Answer:Does it matter? All I can possibly do is answer with the little we are told in the Bible. "And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven" (II Kings 2:11). We aren't told what happened after that point and it would be unwise to make conjectures concerning it.