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This is actually the dominant view of Christianity: the doctrine of an intermediate state after death and before the resurrection. "Going to heaven" means being with God in a non-bodied but conscious spiritual way after we die, before we experience resurrected bodily life in the New Heavens and New Earth. The main alternative view is that of Christian ...


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The first precept of the Church is to go to Mass and refrain from servile work on Sundays and holy days. Grave inconvenience can exempt one from observing a precept of the Church. Grave inconvenience is, according to Fr. Hardon, S.J., a sufficient reason to excuse a person from fulfilling certain positive precepts of the Church, not of themselves ...


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First, I would quote from the Hebrew scriptures in the Tanakh: “You guide me with your counsel, and afterwards you will take me into glory.” (Psalm 73:24) “But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself.” (Psalm 49:15) "The days of our years are threescore and ten...or if fourscore yet their strength is labour and ...


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In the New Testament, Jesus never prescribes or approves of any particular canon Jesus doesn't anywhere speak of the canon,1 except to refer to common ways of dividing them: "the Law and the Prophets" (Matthew 5:17), "the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms" (Luke 24:44; cf. 24:27). This latter one is significant for our purpose becaues among the Jews, the ...


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Did Jesus reject the apocrypha? Nowhere in Sacred Scripture has Our Lord rejected the Apocrypha. Who has the authority to declare what is Apocrypha and what is not? The comment of Lucian is quite revealing to say the least. If such a rejection would indeed have existed, then the presence of references to pious pseudepigraphical works on an even lower ...


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Reading one verse was enough for you to come up with such assumption that both couldn't be in the world at the same time. (It isn't very good procedure though) So, reading one other verse should be enough to contradict such assumption (see the reference to Adam and Jesus? Romans 5:12-21). Reading Luke 10:21 we read of a Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit ...


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What constitutes a valid reason for not attending the Eucharistic celebration at your local church on Sundays? First of all what does Canon Law say on this matter? On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are obliged to assist at Mass. They are also to abstain from such work or business that would inhibit the worship to be given to God, ...


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