Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
the fact of the matter is, jesus is not around.
No that is not what we are taught. Rather He concludes the Gospel of Matthew saying:
"Behold I am with you all the days, even unto the consummation of the age." (Matt.28:20)
Haven't you ever read the book of Acts ?
Have you never read the epistle of Romans or First Corinthians or Galatians ?
Have you never read the Gospel of John chapters 14 through 17?
John's Gospel and Matthew's Gospel do not end with a sense that Jesus went away anywhere. Mark and Luke speak of Christ's ascension. But as far as John and Matthew are concerned He never went away.
Now we have learned to treasure this truth from the Apostle Paul -
"the last Adam became a life giving Spirit" (1 Cor. 15:45)
Christ, Who is at the right hand of God in the third heavens somewhere, is also upon the earth as "a life giving Spirit"
into Whom He transfigured Himself.
He became the life giving Spirit to GIVE Himself as the eternal life of God into the believers.
Bottom line - He is with us on the earth today as the life giving Spirit to enter into man's human spirit. He is coming in the future again physically.
When He does most people will think that it is too soon rather than too late.