Greetings. The following appears to teach the literal return of Jesus in visible form to this earth. How do Jehovah Witnesses view this verse, and the emphasis of the various phrases (in bold) ?
Acts 1:11 (KJV): "Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
A similar question based on perhaps Peter's understanding of the above as well as Divine inspiration. What does the phrase highlighted represent, as it seems to teach that at his return, Jesus will no longer be in heaven ?
Acts 3:19-21 (KJV): "19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began."
I read the NWT on the above and this does not seem to be significantly different on these verses.