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What happens in heaven if you remarry?

Matthew 22:23-30 23 The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question, 24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his ...
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What is the Catholic Church's stance on baptism after death?

From the PoV of the Roman Catholic church, baptism is a sacrament for the living. (For that matter, so are all 7 Sacraments). Once the body dies one is subject to judgment, which in the case of ...
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How do believers in post-mortal consciousness respond to objections by the Jewish Encyclopedia article on the immortality of the soul?

How do believers in post-mortal consciousness respond to this article? First, by comparing it to this article from JewishEncyclopedia, which disagrees. We'll call the article cited in the OP "...
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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?

Those creationist Christians typically place the "extinction event" in Noah's day, thus long after the fall of the historic Adam. An example is from the well-known Young Earth model defender,...
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Do Catholics object to autopsy?

The only Catholic not permitted to be autopsied is the pope, due to Vatican protocol. At any time, a family may object to an autopsy of one of their family members, but this could be due to some a ...
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From a Roman Catholic point of view, what should a Protestant chaplain do for a dying Catholic?

Some years ago, I befriended an inmate who was scheduled to be executed and was ask to be at his execution, in order to give him any support I possible could. I prayed the act of contrition with him ...
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According to proponents of penal substitutionary atonement, why do we still die?

Proponents of penal substitution, like Louis Berkhof (ST, 6.2.1), indeed argue that Christ has "removed the penalty of sin" and that therefore "the penal element is removed from death." So why do ...
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Does Irenaeus indicate that people were raised from the dead in the 2nd century?

Christians from both sides of the continuation of spiritual gifts debate understand Irenaeus's quote here more charitably than Gibbon, and do not see it as evidence that people were being raised from ...
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From a trinitarian perspective, how do you biblically reconcile Jesus dying and Jesus being God?

The Doctrinal Position Trinitarian position usually includes the doctrine of Jesus's having two natures in one person (Hypostatic Union). Armed with both the doctrine of Trinity and the Hypostatic ...
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Would a Catholic priest refuse a funeral due to suicide?

Catholic practice on this issue has evolved since the 1980s. Prior to this: The Catholic Church would not conduct funeral services for persons who killed themselves, and they could not be buried in a ...
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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 Biblical support for praying for the dead?

Catholics and Orthodox do not subscribe to the doctrine of Sola Scriptura, which is the doctrine that says that the only source of authoritative teaching is Sacred Scripture. Instead, we rely on ...
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According to the Bible narrative, who was the second descendant of Adam to die?

The second death recorded in the Bible story, in the lineage of Cain, first son of Adam The second death recorded in the Bible story is an unnamed man killed by Lamech son of Methushael (not to be ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Yes, St. Polycarp (A.D. 69-155). The early Church Father St. Polycarp. He was put in fire, yet he did not burn. We read in The Martyrdom of Polycarp: This, then, was carried into effect with ...
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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?

To expand on GratefulDisciple's answer... ...the short version is that a lot of them don't. There are, as I see it, three-and-a-half options. GratefulDisciple already explained the "young-Earth ...
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Does Irenaeus indicate that people were raised from the dead in the 2nd century?

Yes, there is no doubt that Irenaeus was speaking of some raising the dead in his own time. The following extract contains the words by Irenaeus that appear to be cited by Eusebius and criticised by ...
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According to Catholicism, how should Christians react when an unbeliever dies?

According the Catechism of the Catholic Church Since Christ died for all, and since all men are in fact called to one and the same destiny, which is divine, we must hold that the Holy Spirit ...
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Why such importance given to the hour of death?

TL;DR Important due to both Particular Judgment and Purgatory The form of the question. Aren't we supposed to be judged by our whole life and not just what happens at the hour of our death? Should ...
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What hymns about death were common in the early 1400s?

Fourteenth to fifteenth centuries England was Catholic. The most common hymn sung by the faithful could possibly be the Latin hymn: "In paradisum". This hymn is still quite popular and I have sung it ...
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What hymns about death were common in the early 1400s?

The singing of hymns as we understand them today wasn't necessarily a major part of medieval Christianity. As Ken Graham's answer says, the best known texts would have been those from the Requiem Mass,...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)? Do not know if this counts, but it is an interesting story anyway. I personally would find it miraculous ...
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Origin of the adage, ‘He went to be with the LORD.’?

The Biblical basis for using the expression “to be with the Lord” comes from the Apostle Paul who had this to say about his desire to be united with the Lord after death: Therefore we are always ...
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According to soul sleep adherents, what's wrong with an "Occam's razor" interpretation of 1 Samuel 28 (Saul and the Medium of En-dor)?

Occam's Razor is often expressed as "the simplest explanation is usually the best one", but that is a misleading oversimplification unless one properly defines what "simplest" ...
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Do we know which side of Christ was pierced by the Roman soldier during His Passion?

The historical record does not provide a definitive answer to this question, but there is reasonable evidence suggesting it was His left side: The outflow of blood & water in John 19:34 ...
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What was the first recorded near death experience of a Christian claiming to have one?

The earliest such account I am aware of can be found in the Gerontikon, sayings and stories of the so-called Desert Fathers of Egypt, compiled - it is thought - sometime in the 2nd or 3rd centuries. ...
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What is the biblical basis for all people meeting God when they die?

The short answer (from the Bible) is that after a person dies, they await the resurrection when they will face judgment. Nobody is excused. Just as people are destined to die once, and after ...
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Why did Jesus need to die for our sins?

A Baptist would point back to the garden of Eden and the nature of the problem. There are sins that a person commits by an act of the will in opposition to what is known to be right and there are ...
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Why did Jesus need to die for our sins?

There could be two reasons for your confusion, and I answer as one who was a member of a Baptist church for many years, but am now a member of a Reformed Protestant group. It’s worth noting that that ...
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For those who don't believe baptism is required for salvation, when, scripturally, does someone die with Christ?

Summary For those Christians, the union with Christ's death happened when we trusted in Christ to apply personally Jesus's historic death on the cross through faith, which happened prior to the public ...
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