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The point at which the spirit is separated from the physical body, tuning the body into a lifeless thing

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How did Judas die?

Judas Iscariot committed suicide when he realized the evil that he had done. Matthew 27:3-5 (KJV) 3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and ...
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Where was Jesus during the period from His death to resurruction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Did Jesus spend time in Hell between the crucifixion and resurrection? Jesus died and was raised from death on the third day. Where did Jesus go during the period from His ...
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From a Roman Catholic point of view, what should a Protestant chaplain do for a dying Catholic?

As a Protestant chaplain (but not on staff at any institution), I have wondered what is appropriate (from a Roman Catholic point of view) to do spiritually for a dying Catholic, assuming that a priest ...
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How could a sinless Mary die?

Ignatius Theophorus's answer to this question about the assumption of Mary states: In addition, there is an ancient document which actually relates the death of Mary and the assumption of her body. ...
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According to proponents of penal substitutionary atonement, why do we still die?

According to the theory of atonement known as penal substitution, the sin of a person is atoned for by the work of Jesus – he paid the penalty for the sin himself when he died, satisfying the ...
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Was the Trinity still a Trinity when Jesus died?

Christians believe a few basic things: God exists as Three Persons in One Being Jesus died on the cross (and rose again) Jesus was God. During #2, however, there seems to be a bit of a problem. How ...
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What happens to those saved during the millennial reign that die? (Premillennialist perspective)

From what I understand of premillenial eschatology, during the millennial reign, people who survived the tribulation will have their longevity returned like before the flood, but they will still die. ...
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According to the Bible, is cremation an acceptable Christian practice?

I have heard some people speak against cremation for Christians, because of the ties it has to some eastern religions. But what does the Bible actually say about cremation, or any other burial ...
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What is the Catholic Church's stance on baptism after death?

This came up in a discussion. What is Rome's opinion on baptism after death, or more generally, baptism when a body is not available? We were both pretty sure that the Catholic Church would say such ...
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Do people go to heaven immediately when they die? [closed]

When someone passes away, at their funeral the priest will usually say something that gives the idea that the deceased is in heaven. And a lot of people also like to give the idea that people who die ...
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What did Paul mean when he called Jesus the “firstborn from the dead”?

note: All Scripture quoted is from the King James translation. I have noticed that Paul referred to Jesus as the firstborn numerous times: Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the ...
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Who witnessed the crucifixion?

As, the question asks, can anyone aggregate for me and put a small list of who all witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in the decreasing order of the person's importance (popularity). e.g. ...
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Did Jonah die and rise from the dead?

I've heard from a friend a theory claiming Jonah died in the whale's belly and then he was raised from the dead to preach to the Ninevites. He told me it is based on those verses: "He said: “In my ...
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Why did God not want man to have the knowledge of good and evil? [closed]

When God created man, he created him with the fore knowledge that man would eat from the forbidden tree, and even with the knowledge that man would bring sin into the World; God created the tree in ...
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Does Irenaeus indicate that people were raised from the dead in the 2nd century?

The following words of Irenaeus are recorded in Eusebius's Church History: For some of them drive out demons effectually and truly, so that those who have been cleansed from evil spirits frequently ...
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How can Psalm 137:9 be defended?

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. Whenever I debate someone about Bible literal-ism they usually mention Psalm 137:9 KJV. Based on the Protestant ...
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What is the Lake of Fire? [closed]

Revelation 20:14 is what I'm talking about. It is only confusing because nearly every translation says something like this: 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second ...
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Protestant explanation of an immortal spirit

Some Christian denominations think that the spirit is not immortal and that death is like sleeping. When Christ comes back he would resurrect the dead bodies from within the ground (like God made ...
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Earliest case of pointing to heaven as consolation and hope to loved ones

I know of a few early church writings that can be understood as saying we go to heaven when we die. But that is not what I'm asking. Rather, I'm looking for the first known case (post NT) where, in ...
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What does the Bible say about people who see dead people? [closed]

I have a friend who sees people who have passed away. She can see, hear, and talk to them. This isn't fake, she really can. She recently told me that she sees my deceased grandfather at our ball games....
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Did Jesus really die?

I know that Jesus is really God. But I'm still confused... I don't get how God could die or be killed by people. Isn't God always there? How can God die? Please explain this to me in an easy to ...
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What hymns about death were common in the early 1400s?

I am writing a novel and would like to know what hymn a family might have sung as their loved one died - in 1405 in England.
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How do NON soul sleep adherents interpret 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18?

How do non soul sleep adherents interpret 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18: But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have ...
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Why is death a vital piece of God's plan in LDS theology?

2 Nephi 9:6: For as death hath passed upon all men, to fulfil the merciful plan of the great Creator, there must needs be a power of resurrection, and the resurrection must needs come unto man by ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Are there any saints that should have died but didn't, not like they dodged a moving train, but rather something like were stabbed in the heart but didn't bleed, or something. And when they did die, ...
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Do Catholics object to autopsy?

When a Catholic dies and there are questions as to cause of death do they object to a coroners order of an autopsy? If yes what reasons do they give?
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How do people who believe in immediate heaven for believers at death explain Tabitha?

In Acts 9:36-41 is the story of Tabitha (a.k.a. Dorcas) who died and was raised to life through the prayer of Peter. That would seem to conflict with a commonly held view among theologically ...
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Why is the funeral/burial several days after death?

I've noticed that Christian funerals and burials tend to come several days after the death, even in cases where the death was expected, there was no police involvement (so no need to wait on ...
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What is the First Death? [closed]

Revelation 20 (NIRV) 4 I saw thrones. Those who had been given authority to judge were sitting on them. I also saw the souls of those whose heads had been cut off because they had given ...
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Do spirits/souls make decisions/think?

Today I heard an instructor (a monk) saying: At The Third Council of Constantinople, counted as the Sixth Ecumenical Council by the Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church and other Christian groups, ...
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Before the fall of Adam, did anything die? [closed]

This seems like a simple question, but I cannot find a clear answer. The book of Genesis (1:29,30), implies that Adam just ate "plants and herbs". So I think it is safe to assume animals were not ...
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According to Catholicism, will those who are alive on the Day of Judgement die physically?

At 1 Thessalonians 4:15–17 (NRSVCE) we read: For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those ...
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What do day-age theorists do with “very good” in Genesis 1:31?

I would like to know what day-age theorists do with what God says at the end of creation - that everything was "very good" (Genesis 1:31)? That is to say, if you look at the fossil record, you see ...
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What do Chinese Christians wear to a Western or Chinese Christian funeral?

What do Chinese Christians wear to a Western or Chinese Christian funeral? In the West, it seems that black is the popular color for death and funerals. You see this in movies, where women would ...
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What happened to the resurrected after death? [closed]

In the Bible (primarily the New Testament), we see numerous people who were raised from the dead. Drawing from this link, we see the following were raised from death: Widow of Zarephath's son (1 ...
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What is the biblical basis for all people meeting God when they die?

I recently saw a billboard proclaiming "After you die, you will meet God" What is the biblical basis for this? My first thought, was that according to my understanding of Christianity, those headed ...
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According to mainstream Christianity, what happens after one dies? [closed]

Old Belief [held for decades] After a person dies, the person sleeps until Judgment day, and is then awakened and goes into either heaven or hell. New Belief (realized only yesterday) Immediately ...
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She is only sleeping

Luke and Matthew tell of when Jesus brought a young girl back to life. Before he did it however, Jesus says to the people that the girl is only sleeping: Luke 8:52 Meanwhile, all the people ...
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What is the Biblical basis for death being the last point for repentance?

Death is seen as a point at which our eternal destiny is decided or the last point for repentance, at least in most evangelical circles. What is the Biblical basis for this belief?
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What is the difference between apostolic pardon and absolution?

I was preparing for Catechism Class tonight on the the last things, the notes in my teachers manual say that unconscious people receive "apostolic pardon" if they get the anointing of the sick while ...
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Why was the devil given power over death?

From Hebrews 2:14-15, Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death - that is, the ...
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Were the sins of the Israelites forgiven with the animal sacrifices or simply held in abeyance until Jesus death on the cross?

While studying Matthew; I came to: Mat 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, So that began a search for more definitive scriptures and only came up ...
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Why such importance given to the hour of death?

There is very importance given to the hour of death within the Catholic Church and maybe other Christian groups too. Rosary contains: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the ...
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What is the Biblical support for praying for the dead?

In the question Absolution for a daughter an answer was posted that started by saying: The Rites of the Church do include prayers for the dead. It's not possible actually to absolve sins after ...
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In Roman Catholicism, what is the right way of praying for the salvation of departed souls?

In Roman Catholicism, I understand that as per traditions, while praying for the salvation of departed souls, we usually have to recite “Our father and hail Mary”. Are there any Church guidelines ...
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If Adam and Eve were exempt from death, why did they need to eat? [closed]

Genesis 2:17 gives the implication that Adam and Eve were exempt from death prior to eating from the tree of knowledge, and indeed many literalists take this view. but you must not eat from the ...
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How is the ‘Resurrection of the Holy Ones’ in Mt.27:51-53 understood by those who do NOT consider it a literal, historical event?

Since there are many ways to read the Bible, I wanted to understand multiple points of view, that being: 1) those who understand this as a non-literal, non-historical event (modern, liberal scholars, ...
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According to Catholicism what happens after Death on the General Judgment Day?

At the General Judgment Day what happens? Do we recognise each other in the same relationships as we had on earth? I am very confused and have not been able to find a simple answer in Catholic ...
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What have past theologians written about preparing to die? [closed]

Note: this is NOT a personal question. It's of personal interest only because I find that thinking about death separates the important from the trivial, pushes secular needs into the background, and ...
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Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected? [closed]

Christ is the firstfruits; he was the first person to be resurrected. Why did he need to be the first? Why couldn't anybody else be resurrected until after Christ was first resurrected? We are taught ...