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That death and "sleeping," are often conflated in Scripture is perhaps a useful metaphor here. Notice how, in 1 Corinthians 15, Paul likens those who have died to those who have "fallen asleep in Christ." And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 ...


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I would argue that most churches accept this quite literally, and that the exceptions prove the rule. Three great examples in the last 150 years of trying to pick a date are as follows: The Millerites who, in following Miller, were convinced Jesus was coming back in 1844. Ed Whiseant's "88 Reasons the Lord is Coming Back in 1988" Harold Camping's date of ...


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I think to answer your question we have to address some foundational items of Christianity. First Christianity is a religion based on being saved by grace. Nothing done by you will warrant salvation for your soul. (Romans 3:23 (No one is good enough), Romans 6:23 (God gives us the gift of salvation), Ephesians 2:8 (Grace saved us)) It seems that the ...


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I know I should probably reference these, but I'm going to appeal to common knowledge Before answering, I just want to re-emphasize two central teachings that are common to the vast majority of Christianity: It's safe to say that almost every denomination, and almost every major division within Christianity agrees that God does not and cannot lie. I'm ...


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The second century apologist Justin Martyr discussed the two comings in his Dialogue with the Jew Trypho. I'll give a chapter of it here and list a few chapter titles with a link to the entire text. '' CHAPTER XXXII -- TRYPHO OBJECTING THAT CHRIST IS DESCRIBED AS GLORIOUS BY DANIEL, JUSTIN DISTINGUISHES TWO ADVENTS. And when I had ceased, Trypho said, ...


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KJV Matthew 16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.


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The idea is not that all Jews will be reconciled to God, but that a remnant will repent and return to the Lord in the last days. Paul explains it this way: (speaking of Israel:) I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His ...


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The origin of this idea comes from the teachings of Ellen G. White, whom the Seventh-day Adventists consider a modern-day prophet. Early Writings, p 65: The pope has changed the day of rest from the seventh to the first day. He has thought to change the very commandment that was given to cause man to remember his Creator. He has thought to change ...


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Ok, I had downvoted, but I went back. I'll try to answer it. The argument As I said in the comments, I've heard about this before. Ok, so, I think that this argument goes like this: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (Rev ...


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As you note, the Bible supports the idea that the spirits of the righteous dead rest in their own place, called "Paradise," which is distinct from "Heaven," (the home of God,) until the resurrection and the final judgment. (Compare Luke 23:39-42 with John 20:15-17 or see my answer here for further detail on the subject.) As for why that idea doesn't get ...


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Catechism of the Council of Trent (The Roman Catechism) "Article 7: From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.:" Reasons For General Judgment It is necessary to show why, besides the particular judgment of each individual, a general one should also be passed upon all men. Those who depart this life sometimes leave behind them ...


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Yes, of course we (believers) do. Paradise was understood by the Jews as a place where the disembodied souls of the righteous go and Jesus using that notion promised it instantly upon death. Paradise was understood at the time of Christ as place where the saints would go after dying in a disembodied state. In other words the soul would go to paradise, if ...


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It is good to consider "all things" and to "make sure of all things. THere is no condemnation in CHrist oyu are free form it. It does not mean you will not have questions or doubts about some things time to time. As for Our Saviour he cannot lie



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