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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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One of my favorite go-to books on this kind of topic is St. Augustine's De Consensu Evangelistarum, which includes a chapter on the calling of the apostles. The full chapter is worth a read, but here is my breakdown of it as it applies to this specific question. Statement of the Difficulty 37 The question may indeed be raised as to how John gives us ...


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No one can give God a ransom for anyone as Psalm 47:7 says. The key statement here is "No one can give God a ransom" and the key word is Give Only God can provide a ransom for Himself, as is evident from the story of Abraham. Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. ...


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In context the scripture reads - Ps. 49:6-9: “Those who are trusting in their means of maintenance, and who keep boasting about the abundance of their riches, not one of them can by any means redeem even a brother, nor give to God a ransom for him; (and the redemption price of their soul is so precious that it has ceased to time indefinite) that he should ...


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Easy: Jesus is both God and man! God can die for us in our place, like 1 Cor. 15:3 states. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, It would help if we read the Psalm in a little more context, rather than extracting a small snippet out of it. We need the back-story to ...



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