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Because Jesus, who we presume to be God, isn't restricted by time and space: Psalm 139: 7-12 NIV Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand ...


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Referring to your Matthew passage I believe this is meant to be figuratively, as in his approval of their decision, not to say that approval will be without action on his part, but that this passage should not be used out of context, as a proof text, for Jesus being in the midst of gatherings of two or more believers, as there are many passages to verify ...


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The hypothesis of your question, "he is still hanging out in the clouds" is false according to Ephesians 4:10. He is not still hanging out in the clouds, but he continued to ascend above the clouds and fills the whole universe. He that descended [to the earth] is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill the cosmos. So, ...


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The answers here might be linguistically correct, but the real reason is because the Church wanted all ties with Judaism to be severed . Just like Jesus's name is not Jesus, but Yeshua , and more specifically, RABBI Yeshua.


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The names of the authors of the Gospels have been adapted into English from the Greek of the New Testament.1 However, Hebrew and/or Aramaic were likely the mother tongue(s) of three of the evangelists (Matthew, Mark, and John), and their names reflect this background. Luke's name is Greek. All of these are normal, common names, and there is no reason to ...



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