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According to those holding that Lazarus was literally raised from the dead, why did Matthew, Mark, and Luke not mention it?

John 11 tells the remarkable story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead: 43 When [Jesus] had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44 The man who had died came ...
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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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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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What is the origin of the idea that Matthew, Mark, and Luke didn't mention Lazarus in order to protect him?

As discussed in another question, on why Matthew, Mark, and Luke didn't mention the raising of Lazarus, this miracle is only related in John 11 – the Synoptics, though they presumably knew about it, ...
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Isn't reincarnation affirmed by the Bible?

Malachi 4:5: I will send you the prophet Elijah. He will come before the day of the Lord arrives. It will be a great and terrifying day Jesus says in Matthew 11:14 "and if you are willing to ...
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How many resurrections (raptures) will there be? [closed]

Revelations 20:4-6 NIV 4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and ...
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According to Roman Catholicism, how old will our resurrection bodies be?

How is the resurrection of the body supposed to work in Catholicism? For example, if I die at 90, will I resurrect with the body of an old man? What about babies—will they simply resurrect as very ...
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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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If the dead are already in heaven, how do they rise at the second coming? [closed]

1 Thessalonians 4:16 says: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: It's my ...
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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 do protestants who believe our old bodies will be resurrected think that will look like?

Some Protestants believe that in the "resurrection" we will receive new bodies. Other Protestants believe that in the resurrection, our old bodies will literally rise up out of the ground for us to ...
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What is the difference between the first and second resurrection in the book of Revelation? [closed]

I want to understand What is the meaning of first resurrection and second resurrection. Revelation 20:5 KJV But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This ...
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Is Aquinas' idea of 'Beatific Vision' widely accepted today?

Thomas Aquinas defined the beatific vision as the human being's "final end" in which one attains to a perfect happiness. Aquinas reasons that one is perfectly happy only when all one's ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that some people will live eternally on earth?

In a well-known passage, the Apostle Paul writes: For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead ...
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Why are the wicked resurrected only to be destroyed and sent to the Lake of Fire?

In Revelation 20 the resurrection of the wicked is detailed. They are then judged and thrown in the lake of fire. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. ...
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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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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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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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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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Which scripture was Paul quoting in 1 Corinthians 15:45?

Paul says while teaching about resurrection of the dead and resurrected body: 1 Corinthians 15:45 (NET) So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living person”; the last Adam ...
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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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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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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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How do (non-Catholic) proponents of an intermediate state interpret 2 Corinthians 5:4-9?

(2 Corinthians 5:4-9 KJV) For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that ...
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What power do spirits have that resurrected beings do not?

According to Mormon doctrine, Resurrected beings have physical bodies that can only be in one place at one time, which is why the Holy Ghost remains a spirit, so that he can dwell in the hearts of men:...
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What is the significance of dead saints being resurrected to life at the crucifixion of Jesus? [closed]

Matthew records that immediately after the death of Jesus, many Old Testament saints who had died came back to life, went into Jerusalem, and appeared to many people. 51 And behold, the curtain ...
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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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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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How can we be with Christ when we die, if Christ has a glorified body and we won't until the resurrection?

It is taught that when we die we who believe in Christ will be with him right away, but how can we be right away with Christ if he has a glorified physical body that we are supposed to receive only in ...
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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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According to Catholicism, does the last judgement include a last chance to reconcile?

I was reading a Catholic Magazine a few years ago (it might have been Catholic Answers) and I remember reading an article on the last judgement that seemed to suggest that at the end of time there ...
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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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Who exactly is resurrected and reigns in the millennial city in premillennialisim?

Who is resurrected at the second coming prior to the commencement of the millennium (according to premillennial theology)? Is it: All who are saved–alive and dead NT Christians–alive and dead ...
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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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Will the faithful eat and drink after resurrection?

At Luke 22:17–18 (RSVCE) we read: And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink of the ...
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Does Daniel 12:1–2 indicate the damned will have physical bodies like the Saints?

In Daniel chapter 12 we are given some insight into the last days, and it appears the many who have been buried will awake. Does this mean that all will have the same type of resurrection body? ...
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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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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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How are 3 days/nights in grave prophecy reconclied if Jesus died on Good Fri & arose Sun? [duplicate]

Did Jesus die on "Good Friday"? If so, how is it that 3 days & 3 nights are reckoned between Fri - Sun? “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of ...
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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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Is the Doctrine of Resurrection of the Dead expressed in Pentateuch? [closed]

What passages in the Pentateuch are commonly believed by Christians to teach the resurrection of the dead? Background for this question: After the Jewish people returned from Babylon most of them no ...
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What is the basis for the idiomatic understanding of "three days in the tomb" as two nights and a day?

The Messiah said that He would be three days and three nights in the "heart of the earth" There are those who think that the crucifixion took place on the 6th day of the week with the resurrection ...
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According to the LDS, do Michael and Gabriel have resurrected bodies?

According to Mormon doctrine, when Christ was resurrected, so were many of the saints that had died: "And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of ...
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What is the Biblical basis to declare that 'justice necessitates the resurrection of the body'?

I found a very good description of what the human conscience is: Conscience is nothing but that judgment which men do make, and which they cannot but make, of their moral actions with reference ...
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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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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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What's the difference between resurrection and reincarnation?

I'm pretty sure resurrection is vastly different from reincarnation, even though both describe living again. So what is the difference between them? And is one doctrine more typical of Christian ...
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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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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 ...
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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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