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Use alone for questions involving the person Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha, found in the Gospel of John 11-12. To refer to the parable, "Lazarus and the Rich Man," use both this tag and the "parables" tag.

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What is the biblical basis for identifying the Lazarus Jesus raised from the dead and the Lazarus in the story of the rich man and Lazarus? [closed]

I’m doing a talk in a few weeks on the story of ‘the Rich Man and Lazarus’ (Luke 16:19-31), and I find that it fits quite nicely with the account of the raising of Lazarus from the dead in John 11. ...
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According to soul sleep adherents, why would God allow people to be massively misled by the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Lk 16:19-31)?

My question is NOT about how soul sleep advocates interpret Luke 16:19-31 -- that's an exegetical question that has already been asked elsewhere. Rather, my question is about understanding, from the ...
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In what ways do Christian denominations reconcile the discrepancy between Hebrews 9:27 and its Biblical counter-examples?

Hebrews 9:27 King James Version 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Background: Hebrews 9:27 is used literally to refute the concept of reincarnation and ...
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How do adherents of soul-sleep interpret the parable of Rich man and Lazarus (Lk 16:19–31)?

Doesn't this parable indicate that people have some kind of soul or spirit that is conscious even after death?
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Was Lazarus in a coma?

Commentating on John 11:11-14, he said to them: "Lazarus our friend sleepeth; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep." His disciples therefore said: "Lord, if he sleep, he shall do ...
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How do believers in the dead being conscious explain the absence of reports about afterlife experiences by Lazarus and other resurrected individuals?

The Bible records several accounts of resurrections. A gotquestions' article titled How many people were raised from the dead in the Bible? lists several examples: The widow of Zarephath’s son (1 ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach where Lazarus’ soul was before being resurrected?

In the classic Bible story, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead after Lazarus was dead for 4 days. Where (if they do at all) does the Catholic Church teach his soul was? If there isn’t a specific ...
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Was the weeping of Jesus in Jn 11:35 an integral part of the divine scheme of things? [closed]

We see the spontaneous reaction of Jesus when he joins the sisters of his dead friend Lazarus in an emotional union , in Jn 11:32-35: When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his ...
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