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Introduction I intend to show that the concept of a universal realm for all, outside Heaven, where all await the resurrection (Waiting in the Grave, WitG hereafter) is united against other beliefs such as the belief we go Straight to Heaven (StH), that we cease to exist entirely with no afterlife or others such as purgatory/limbo. While there are ...


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First, consider your own integrity and maturity and decide if the words you want to speak are ones you should listen to yourself. Matthew 7 says: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the ...


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The priesthood of all believers is the most ignored, yet one of the most fundamental doctrines of the Bible. I believe this because of a basic misunderstanding of the qualifications, appointment, and function of a priest. In the 21st Century, a priest is associated with advanced seminary degrees, formal appointment as a clergy and conducting sacraments. ...


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Ecclesiastes 3 eloquently frames the problem: I said to myself, “God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.” 18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19 Surely the fate of ...


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From my view, the simplest and most succinct biblical arguments against the Roman doctrine of transubstantiation are John 6:48 I am the bread of life. [RSV] and John 6:51a I am the living bread come down from heaven; [RSV] Now, since the doctrine of transubstantiation specifically provides that after the consecration, the substance of Jesus has ...


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A key indicator that an intermediate realm exists can be drawn from Jesus's response to Mary in John 20:17. "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father." If Christ hadn't visited our Heavenly Father, where had he been in the time since His crucifixion? The answer is found in 1 Peter 3:18-19. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just ...


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One verse that captures the idea of appropriate timing is Ephesians 4:29: Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. [ESV] Similarly, Matthew 18:15–17 describes the process for addressing sin in a fellow Christian—it should be addressed ...


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According to holy text in The Lord's Supper we do not see any indicating to any miracle, so we can not say that a miracle was happened depending on guessing, to say This is my body, maybe can be understood symbolical way like I'm the door, way, You are a salt, This is Lamb of God, Did the Holy Spirit forget to tell us that there is a miracle?! like Cana ...



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