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Explain Matthew 28:20

Matthew 28:20b "..And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Do you believe Jesus meant this figuratively or literally? Or both? How?

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STRONG Axe My Mistake-Sorry! Wrong, Researched 5 resources- they all stated I was wrong!
---WIVV on 2/27/19


Historically, the original meaning of "Christian" was "little Christ."

Just today I saw a program about Nero. His supporters were called "Neroiani," or "little Neros."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/22/19


wivv:

You wrote: The name, "Christian" means, "Little Christ".

The dictionary definition is:
a person who believes in Jesus Christ, adherent of Christianity.
a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ.

Acts 11:26: "... And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."

This does not say the disciples called THEMSELVES Christians. They WERE CALLED Christians. This was a name given to Christ's followers by outsiders, and they decided to keep the name for themselves.

Both of these identify people as Christians based on whom they follow (e.g. Christ), not any measurement of their spiritual state (e.g. that Christ lives within them).
---StrongAxe on 2/21/19


Christian means those who follow Christ.

Americans means those who are Citizens of America
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/21/19


wivv wrote: "The name, "Christian" means, "Little Christ". "

I'm curious where you sourced that definition.
---Steveng on 2/20/19




The name, "Christian" means, "Little Christ". Christ is in us through the presence of the Holy Spirit, IF you are a Christian. This means He is always with us. (The operative word is "In" He is not some ghost floating around somewhere
---wivv on 2/20/19


"If you believed in the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist John 6, would that not be more LITERAL than what you just said above?" 'If' one believed that He was literally present in the "Holy Eucharist" I suppose that would be considered as more literal.
"'Living Word' - as Jesus or The Bible?" As Jesus. Rev 3:20
---josef on 2/17/19


Josef: Literally, as the indwelling presence of The Most High's living Word, providing His insight, inspiration, influence, and guidance.//

Well? ???

If you believed in the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist John 6, would that not be more LITERAL than what you just said above?

'Living Word' - as Jesus or The Bible?
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/17/19


"I am with you always, to the end of the age. Do you believe Jesus meant this figuratively or literally?" Literally, as the indwelling presence of The Most High's living Word, providing His insight, inspiration, influence, and guidance.
---josef on 2/17/19


Jesus is with us in several ways.

In by His spirit.

In His word.

In the Eucharist.

I'm not saying these are the only ways.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/16/19




The Catholic and Orthodox take this verse literally and figuratively.

Literally in the Eucharist:

John 6:55-56

For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

Figuratively

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are come together in my name, there am I among them.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/16/19


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