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With ascension day coming up so quickly, I have a question:

According to the Bible, why did Jesus leave? I've read some ideas but few have any actual Biblical backing. Could anyone point me in the direction of this?

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    To sit at the right of God.
    – user1054
    Commented May 16, 2012 at 15:13

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The bible is pretty clear.

John 16:7 (NLT)

But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don't, the Advocate won't come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you.

Jesus left so that the Holy Spirit would come.

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  • Here's another passage to expand on that. John 7:38-39.
    – Matt Clark
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 10:38

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