What did Jesus mean in John 14:18 when he said, "I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you"?


John 14:18

ESV - 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Clarify Share Report Asked July 16 2023 My picture Jack Gutknecht

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, Jesus was referring both to His coming resurrection, and to the abiding presence of God the Holy Spirit after Jesus' return to God the Father.

July 17 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining