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How do non-soul sleep adherents interpret 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18?

Essentially, the passage is simply seen as an euphemism for death — and quite a common one, given that a dead person often looks like they are sleeping: the Greek personification of sleep, Hypnos, was ...
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What is the Catholic view of the rapture?

The rapture, properly understood, is fully compatible with Roman Catholicism. The English word rapture comes from the Latin word raptus ("a carrying off"). This Latin word (or a similar ...
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Where do dead in Christ rise from if they're with Jesus?

So if the dead are already with Jesus where are the dead in Christ rising from? Those who died in faith in the Old Testament are to be raised at the second coming of Christ. Daniel 12:2 And many ...
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What does Reformed Protestantism teach regarding 'spirit and soul and body' (I Thessalonians 5:23)

The majority position in Reformed theology is that man has two substantial natures – a material body and an immaterial soul – and that the words "soul" and "spirit" are best ...
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According to Catholicism, will those who are alive on the Day of Judgement die physically?

Short Answer Yes, the people alive on the last judgment will go, body and soul, into their final destination, and thus not experience a separation of the body and the soul, i.e. death. Long Answer ...
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Where do dead in Christ rise from if they're with Jesus?

This is a very common mistake. If you only read verses 16 and 17: 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 ...
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Where do dead in Christ rise from if they're with Jesus?

Just as those that rose with Christ when he was resurrected, those that rise first after the second coming will rise from their graves: 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints ...
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What did God do to the Jews in Thessalonica?

From a straight-forward reading of First Thessalonians, it is hard to understand what wrath God wrought upon the Jews to such an extent that Paul would have expected his readers to understand just ...
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Premillennialist view of 1 Thessalonians 4:16

The Moody Bible Commentary (MBC), which is dispensational, pre-tribulation, and pre-millennial in its outlook, takes an in-depth look at these verses. Some relevant points from it include 1) the ...
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Premillennialist view of 1 Thessalonians 4:16

When taken in full context, I believe the answer becomes a little more clear. "For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen ...
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How do Cessasionists interpret 1 Thessalonians 5:20?

When speaking of a particular gift of prophecy, a Cessasionist does not understand it to imply predicting the future or manifesting miraculous knowledge. It is something a gifted preacher may still do ...
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How would the Catholic Church reconcile 1 Thess 4:13 (which suggests soul sleep) with the doctrine of Intercession of Saints?

From the NET Bible: The verb κοιμάω (koimaō) literally means “sleep,” but it is often used in the Bible as a euphemism for death when speaking of believers. This metaphorical usage by its very nature ...
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What is the meaning of 1 Thessalonians 5:22?

What is the meaning of 1 Thessalonians 5:22? 1 Thessalonians 5:18-23 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not ...
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