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Let's look at the facts. Jesus said absolutely nothing about the death he described in Matt 16:27-28 as being only a "spiritual death".
Jesus flatly declared, or more precisely, the unknown author of the Gospel of Matthew portrays Jesus as saying that some of his associates would not taste death before he came in his kingdom WITH angels and rewards.
The verses mean exactly what they say, and they say that some of the associates of Jesus would still be alive when he returned in his kingdom with angels and rewards.
The prophecy failed.
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Take heed Christian. Do not add to the words of God or manipulate his holy word to suit your needs.
Jesus has never come back to earth with angels and rewards and set up his kingdom within the time frame he said he would.
That some was John the Revelator. John had a vision of the future. I realize that you will never acknowledge that John was who Jesus was talking about because this fact is contrary to your ideology. John saw visions of the end times and this is what Jesus was referring too when he said,some.
I have made known the opposing view and thank you again.