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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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