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Reincarnation is not an orthodox Christian idea. Resurrection is.1 The most long standing articulation of this belief among Christians can be found in the Nicene Creed: I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Nicene Christians (includes all mainstream traditions, excludes some sects) believe that we live once, die ...


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The statement of "choosing to go to hell" is an over-simplification that really is an example of intellectual laziness, and is a great example of the difference between the "true theology" of a group and the type of pop-theology that springs up and causes great confusion. Looking at it from any side, saying that people choose to go to hell does not make ...


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The parable of the rich man and Lazarus told by Jesus is probably the best Scriptural reference to afterlife in the Bible. All scripture is quoted from the King James translation. Luke 16:19 through 31 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named ...


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In Luke 16, we have the parable of the unjust house manager. In verse 9, Jesus says, "I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings." This passage alludes to the idea that since we will gain friends here on earth who later invite us into their eternal dwellings, we should ...


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Immediately at death the soul is judged by Jesus Christ, this is called the particular judgment. If you died a Baptized Catholic in a state of grace you will go to Purgatory or Heaven, otherwise you will go to Hell or Limbo of the children.[see notes] A soul in purgatory will suffer there for a time but ultimately end up in Heaven. Then at the end of the ...


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In the Penny Catechism Q 332. asks, "What are the four last things to be ever remembered?" The answer is: The four last things to be ever remembered are Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven. [cf. Ecclus 7:36]. Therefore after death the body turns to dust and the soul of man is judged1. The soul of man then goes to hell or to heaven (perhaps via ...


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It means that in the end, you get what you choose. If you chose evil, consequences follow. If you choose good, consequences follow. Also remember that our motives matter. There IS as difference whether I reject Christianity because I didn't understand, or because I fear that my friends will laugh at me if I openly show it. That happens more often than you ...


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God knew you, as he knew Jeremiah, long before you were born or even conceived. He thought about you and planned for you. When you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that God has always thought of you as valuable and that he has a purpose in mind for you. Jeremiah was "appointed" by God as his "Prophet to the nations." God has a purpose for each ...


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The plan was put forth by Elohim and when it was understood that a Redeemer was needed to effect the plan it was then that his Beloved and First born Son responded, "Here am I, send me"... There never was an option. "Come, Know the Lord Jesus" McConkie, General Conference, April 1977


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There is Biblical evidence that, at least in certain circumstances, people in Heaven can indeed see what is happening on Earth. Perhaps the most clear example is from Revelation 19:1-3: After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for ...


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I really appreciate all the comments above on this subject. There are only 2 answers - either Ananias/Sapphira were believers, or they were non-believers. If there were believers, then even though they suffered sudden death, they were saved. If they were non-believers, they were not saved. Personally, I know of many sincere christians who lied, who failed ...



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