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Not only the Hebrews quote, but it is defined dogma in the Catholic Church that "immediately (mox) after death and, in the case of those in need of purification, after the purification" in purgatory, one faces his Particular Judgment (Benedict XII's Benedictus Deus). However, venial sins or temporal punishment for already-forgiven sins might still remain. ...


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I will just note that a completely analogous question could be asked on the NT: "How sound are the arguments that the Apostle John refers to the Logos of panentheistic Stoic philosophy when applying that term to Jesus?" Clearly neither the arguments referred to in the original question nor those referred to in mine are sound. The true faith can take a term ...


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I don't think so, since the original manuscripts had no punctuation at all. Where to place - or even to place at all - commas, periods, colons, semicolons, question marks - is left to the discretion of the interpreter. I believe the only recourse one has is to appeal to the Church Fathers - particularly the Greek Fathers - and understand how they ...


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There is also the passage, May your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ [1 Thessalonians 5:23]. The Orthodox Christian teaching on this - which is aligned with that of the Church Fathers - is that man comprises body and soul; and that the spirit is not distinct from the soul, but is, rather, ...


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Proponents of dichotomism argue in two primary ways: That the division is between soul and spirit, but that these are simply two aspects of the same thing That the division occurs within the soul, and within the spirit, not between them Between soul and spirit In his remarks on this passage (Commentary on Hebrews, ยง222), Thomas Aquinas affirms the ...



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