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Will those destroyed in Sodom/Gomorrah and in the Flood be resurrected according to Jehovahs Witnesses?

Jehovahs Witnesses teach that the majority of humans who ever lived will be resurrected and given a chance to choose to be obedient and loyal to Jehovah during the 1000 years judgment period. Are ...
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Will it feel like Jesus comes back immediately after death?

Ok so, I haven’t seen anyone ask this question really… Since when we die we know we won’t have any knowledge, ecclesiaties 9:5 nor any consciousness we will be in a state of slumber right? It will be ...
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Why does the Apostles ' Creed not mention that Jesus rose again in body?

The Apostles' Creed says of Jesus : "...was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead..." If Jesus descended into Hell while his ...
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Immediate life after death in Christ?

If there's immediate life after death in Christ, why in the second coming, will he raise those who died in Christ Jesus? John 11:25 I am the resurrection & the life those who believe in me, even ...
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What denominations believe in a universal bodily resurrection?

What denominations believe in a universal bodily resurrection? If it's easier to answer which denominations DON'T believe in a universal bodily resurrection, then that is a valid answer as well. By ...
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How do we know what day of the week Jesus died?

I have often wondered what day of the week Jesus died. I believe it was on a Friday, the day before the weekly Jewish Sabbath. However, others claim Jesus died on a Wednesday. They claim that the ...
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Were the angels a bit too harsh with the disciples post-Resurrection and post-Ascension?

We see in Luke 24 how the angels at the empty tomb of Jesus post-Resurrection, put a point blank question to the confused women disciples: Why are you searching for the living among the dead? Going ...
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Did Nicodemus use an unusually large quantity of spice- mixture to anoint Jesus' body on burial?

In John 19:39, we read that Nicodemus brought 75 pounds of (34 kg) mixture of myrrh and aloes to prepare the body of Jesus for burial. That is more than half the body weight of an average man of ...
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Is Hell a physical place in mainstream Christianity?

In the Bible Hell is always referred to in physical, concrete terms. Descriptions include a lake of fire and brimstone, a weeping and gnashing of teeth, darkness, and physical pain. The rich man in ...
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How is the ‘Resurrection of the Holy Ones’ in Mt.27:51-53 understood by those who consider it a literal, historical event?

This question is very similar to a question I just asked, but it's not a duplicate (just hear me out). Since there are many ways to read the Bible, I wanted to understand multiple points of view, that ...
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What is the Order of the Resurrection of the Dead?

It seems we have the resurrection in order. However, my question is how and when are these categories of persons resurrected? Those who died under the Old Covenant Those who die in the New Covenant ...
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According to mainstream Christian groups, is it the soul or the body that goes to heaven?

During his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said "It is better for you to lose one member of your body that causes you to sin than have your whole body thrown into hell" (Matt 5:30b) From the ...
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Did Swedenborg believe in a bodily resurrection?

When Jesus died he apparently took the repentant thief with him and in the spirit flew to paradise. Besides an instantaneous resurrection of the soul and the spirit at time of death, 2–3 days later ...
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Did the Resurrection Really Happen? [closed]

Came across a doc that really made me question whether the resurrection really happened. Happy to hear any opinions. https://archive.org/details/resurrection_202210
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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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Did Jesus forbid the disciples from worshiping him before the Resurrection?

An occasion on which we see the disciples worshiping Jesus is described in Mtt 28:17 : Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When ...
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Will the wicked really get their body back?

“a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.&...
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Building in heaven or raised imperishable?

It seems that believers will receive their new bodies at the second coming: 1 Cor 15:51,52: "Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the ...
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When is the resurrection of Old Testament saints (from Moses to John the baptist)?

When is the resurrection of Old Testament saints (from Moses to John the baptist)?
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Does 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10 contradict premillennialism?

In 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10, Paul writes of the wicked (NKJV, emphasis mine): These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He ...
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In the tradition of Jehovah's Witnesses, does Romans 6:23 mean that all people who are resurrected have their sins blotted out?

Since the Bible itself says there is to be a resurrection of the good and bad (Acts 24:15) how do Jehovah's Witnesses explain their position that death blots out the sins of all? If death blots out ...
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Why do some Christians have trouble with the concept of non-existence? [closed]

Atheists have no trouble understanding that: When someone dies, their consciousness, personality, and self simply cease to exist. One day it might be possible to take a copy of someone's mind, store ...
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What's the biblical basis for Abraham, David, etc. to be raised in the first resurrection?

We are told David is dead. For David, after he had served God’s purpose in his own generation, fell asleep, and was buried among his fathers and underwent decay Acts 13:36 We could include any of '...
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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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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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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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Can we know the exact date of Resurrection?

Wikipedia gives two possible dates for crucifixion 7 Apr 30 and 3 Apr 33: I wonder why we cannot date the event with accuracy since we know the details : full moon on 14 Nisan. It would seem quite ...
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According to Catholicism, where will our resurrected bodies be after the 'final judgment'?

According to official Catholic teaching, the righteous will be judged after death and then go to either heaven (or purgatory) or hell. However, there will then by a 'final judgment', at which point ...
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Why did Jesus raise people from the dead, when they would have been in heaven?

The way I understand it from the bible is that you can live well you entire life, but if you lose your faith and then you die you won't go to heaven. So I'm sure that Satan would love the ability to ...
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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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What is the present position of the Catholic Church on resurrection vs "immortality of the soul"?

The Catholic Church has traditionally affirmed the unconditional "immortality of the soul", with its final destination either to the blessedness of Heaven or to the eternal torments of Hell. ...
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Can Anselm's reasoning for the Incarnation be adapted to the Resurrection?

In Cur Deus Homo, Anselm provides an argument primarily in natural theology (as I understand it, anyway) for the proposition that the divine nature assumed a human nature for itself, without confusion ...
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How does the Catholic Church narrate the seal which was put on the tomb of Jesus?

We see at Matt 27: 64-66 the Chief Priests and Pharisees getting permission to secure the tomb of Jesus : "....Therefore command the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise his ...
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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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Why did Jesus need to die for our sins?

I feel silly asking this because I feel like it should be obvious. Why did Jesus need to die for our sins? I am asking because this part of Christianity still confuses me. I thought Judaism taught ...
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What formal methods and criteria could be used to evaluate the message of the bible? [closed]

My agnostic friend has asked for "formal evidence" of the Bible. How can one scientifically evaluate statements written over 2,000 years ago? Besides the historical evaluation of events, how to ...
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Are there exactly 12 resurrections in the Bible? [closed]

During a sermon I heard the pastor saying that there are 12 resurrections in the Bible. Are there more than 12, less or exactly 12 resurrections in the Bible? At the moment I can remember the ...
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In LDS canon, is the Final Judgement before or after the resurrection?

I've always understood the Final Judgment to occur just before the resurrection because the judgement determines which glory you are resurrected to. The Gospel Principles lesson on the Final Judgement ...
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Why does Jesus value leap of faith more than those who rely on direct evidence?

As told in the gospel according to John, following the crucifixion, the resurrected Jesus appears in front of his disciples and greets them (John 20:19-21). The disciples then run off to tell the only ...
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Why most Christians say Jesus’ resurrection was on a Sunday?

John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. If in the point of view of ...
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According to Catholicism, why do we need a resurrection if we have an immortal soul?

Here's this other question that asks the question "According to Roman Catholicism, how old will our resurrection bodies be?" The answers to the question talk along the line of that a persons physical ...
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Why did Jesus say the dead girl was "not dead but asleep"?

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 were ...
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Why Catholic Saints are said to be in heaven but not yet given their resurrected bodies?

In my understanding, the Saints are part of the Church Triumphant and in the Catholic Church's understanding of the Communion of Saints they help the Faithful on earth (Church Militant) to intercede ...
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Resurrection time; afterlife etc [closed]

There are many passages in bible about this question. But the thing that confuses me is this: If resurrection is "at the last day" or "at the end of the world" (according to John 6, John 11:24, 1 ...
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What's the difference between resurrection and revival?

Okay, now this question about resurrections in the Bible has me wondering what the difference between resurrection and revival is. If resurrection "returns them to their proper embodied state, in ...
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Will men be circumcised after the Resurrection?

Not sure exactly why I thought of this while taking a shower this morning, but I was wondering if the Catholic Church has ever weighed in on whether the bodies of men will be resurrected circumcised ...
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Reading through Ephesians 5 - is there any record of what Paul is quoting?

This is a quote recorded by Paul in Ephesians 5, regarding a saying about Christ. Was it something He heard when Christ came to Him or does the early Church record this quote originating elsewhere? I'...
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Trying to track some information on those who rose from the dead on Good Friday

Many years ago I read that according to their records, it took the Temple two years to interview all the dead that were raised at the Crucifixion. Two of these people were rabbis or priests, a father ...
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Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?

51 When Jesus died, the curtain in the Temple was torn into two pieces. The tear started at the top and tore all the way to the bottom. Also, the earth shook and rocks were broken. 52 The graves ...
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What first century Jews were claimed to have risen from the dead?

Which first century Jews have been claimed to have been risen from the dead? I know of Jesus, Lazarus, and John the Baptist. Jesus is found in most of the NT, Lazarus is found in the Gospel of John, ...