Why Is It Better That Christ Went Away (John 16:7)? // Ask Pastor John

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It’s better for us that Jesus is gone. He said so when he left. But why is Christ’s physical absence from us better for us than his physical presence?

It’s better for us that Jesus is gone. He said so when he left (John 16:7). But how so? Why is Christ’s physical absence from us better for us than his physical presence? It’s a wise theological question that comes to us from a listener named Sam in the form of a question about the Holy Spirit. “Hello, Pastor John! Can you tell me: Why did Jesus have to leave before the Holy Spirit could come? The timing does not make sense to me. Couldn’t the Spirit have come in full power while Christ was physically on earth?”

Episode 1346: www.desiringgod.org/interviews/why-is-it-better-that-christ-went-away-john-16-7

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“Where Was the Holy Spirit on Good Friday?” youtu.be/V44WQbjyHDc

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