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Starting off with the Church teaching on images From the Catechism of the Catholic Church CCC 2132 The Christian veneration of images is not contrary to the first commandment which proscribes idols. Indeed, "the honor rendered to an image passes to its prototype," and "whoever venerates an image venerates the person portrayed in it."1 The honor ...


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The assumption is that the dead - depending on their station in life - are in heaven or in a fiery hell. Does this make sense against the pattern of Jesus' teaching and the events of the resurrections he performed? When Jesus resurrected Lazarus, where was Lazarus when he died? In heaven? No! According to John 11:11 and John 14:14, Lazarus had been dead for ...


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Let the Bible interpret itself. The dead sleep. Christ will call them from the grave, as He did Lazarus. Christ rose. He did not go to heaven when He did. Breath, given by God to everyone, is what keeps us alive. The resurrection has not yet happened; Christ has not returned.


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When Adam and Eve were first created they were given bodies that were immortal. Meaning that they would not die. With the single act of sin in the garden, they put on mortality and as a result death entered into creation. Death was foreign prior to the first sin. Often we hear that the raptured will get glorified incorruptible bodies. That is not what ...


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The Bible isn't clear about what Moses might be doing. For all we can tell, he's "sleeping". I see no reason to believe that either Heaven or Hell are currently populated. In Matthew 25, Jesus explains that judgement for all will occur at "the end"...all at the same time. It is then, and not before, that people are sent for eternal reward or punishment. ...



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