“In coming to the world He came forth in such a sense from the Father that He did not leave the Father behind; and . . . on leaving the world, He goes to the Father in such a sense that He does not actually forsake the world. For He came forth from the Father because He is of the Father; and He came into the world, in showing to the world His bodily form, which He had received of the Virgin. He left the world by a bodily withdrawal, He proceeded to the Father by His ascension as man, but He forsook not the world in the ruling activity of His presence.”
(St. Augustine, Homilies on the Gospel of John at John 16:28)
This evening’s Bible study at Trinity Presbyterian Church focuses on the last part of John 16. The prepositions used in John 16:28 are important!