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This question is based on the unwarranted assumption that people go to heaven when they die, whether immediately or at some later time. The question really should specify some denomination that believes this doctrine. It also fails to indicate why anyone would think that Jairus's daughter would have been guaranteed anything. From a biblical point of view, ...


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Why did Jesus raise people from the dead, when they would have been in heaven? The real reason that Jesus raised someone from the dead would be so that God could be glorified in all things (Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus). There are two points that I would like to point out here before going on. When Jesus raised someone from the dead, he himself had not ...


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This answer is based on your amendment, where you change your question to, "When Jairus' daughter died, was she not guaranteed a place in heaven? " I also note your comment to one answer, "If Jesus had not resurrected Jairus' daughter, she would have been part of the righteous dead and would get a place in heaven. Yet through Jesus' actions ...


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Within the Christian faith, there are differing opinions about what happens after a person dies. Some people think that at the moment of death there is an instant judgment and they are sent to their eternal destination. Others think that at death people "sleep" until the final judgment when they are then judged. And others believe there is a ...


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Your question is predicated on the assumption that, by resurrecting a righteous person, said righteous person is given X more years of life, during which they might make use of their freedom of the will to apostatize (i.e. abandon the faith). Philosophically speaking it sounds like a valid concern, but at the same time I would say it is quite speculative. ...


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They weren't in Heaven yet, and His miraculous deeds helped establish His status as the Messiah. Simply put, my understanding as an evangelical/charismatic Christian is that before Jesus died and rose again, people didn't go to Heaven (aside from Enoch, who is noted to have been bodily ascended into Heaven). They went to Sheol, "the grave", which ...


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I thought everyone asked themselves this question at one point and the answer is because it maximizes the manifestation of the good glory of God through our participation and enjoyment of that glory. It is similar to the question, "Why had God sent angels to help him do his will, when he could do it all by himself?". "Why did God ask Adam and ...


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Free Will The short answer to your question is, God wasn't trying to suppress free will; if anything, he elevated its significance by raising the stakes, as previously free choice had no consequence and any choice was fine. You've stated/implied in a couple of places that "Free will is the ability to decide on your own between good and evil", but I ...


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Your words: If Adam and Eve do not know about good and evil, they are not free to choose. They > do not have free will without the knowledge that there is even a choice to make in this dichotomy. Yes, they had the possibility to take the fruit (as we see), but God tries to actively sway them away from it. God actively tries to keep them deprived of free ...


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If 'freewill' was so important, the bible would speak of it often and in detail. We only have a lot of opinion of an alleged FW. Where this premise comes from I do not know, nor much, do I care. God is more interested in obedience, hence the garden setup. Their choice was not based on all available knowledge, it was simply a matter of trust and a resultant ...


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Summary Romans 6:16 (all verses KJV) Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves as doulos, to obey, his doulos ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? The solution is to not read “free will” so heavily into the Bible, and to not believe in free will as an ultimate good per se, or maybe even not believe it ...


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He is trying in a “soft” way (i.e. not with absolute impossibility) to suppress freedom of choice by prohibiting to obtain the required knowledge to choose. There was no suppression of the freedom of choice: God said "don't do this". Adam and Eve now know that they have a choice about whether to obey God or not. If they obey, they have freely ...


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First of all, remember that the heavens existed and God had created angels long before he created the physical universe (Job 38:7). We can be sure that he created the angels with the same free will because some of them went on to practice evil (Gen 6:2). The issues related to free will and to good/evil may well have already been tested before the creation of ...


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