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What is the biblical basis for seeing Saint Peter at the gates of heaven?

This view is based primarily on Matthew 16:18–19, in which Jesus says: And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 ...
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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 biblical basis for seeing Saint Peter at the gates of heaven?

The idea of Peter at the gates of heaven with the keys has a long history that is sourced to the bible. Of course, as things go, sourcing alone and understanding the source may be two different ...
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Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians?

Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians? Charles Spurgeon was a very effective Baptist evangelical Pastor, whose preaching brought thousands to repentance and faith in the ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for saying that we "go to heaven"?

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 ...
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Why is faith the quality that God chooses to reward?

Clarifying righteousness First, let's review the Biblical meaning of righteousness. The first paragraph of the Righteousness article of Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology edited by ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has several cases of heavenly visitations that are recognized and endorsed, but only one comes to mind that is after 1900 (doesn't explicitly state ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

About the experience At the outset, denominations would not automatically say that these experiences have no value to the people who experience them, but that they should be careful on how to ...
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Does the body of Jesus breathe oxygen in heaven?

It's agreed by pretty much all Christians that our bodies after the resurrection will be different from the kind of body that we have now. The primary source for this is 1 Corinthians 15 Not all ...
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How does one explain God being outside the universe yet on the throne in heaven without violating divine simplicity?

There is no throne 'room' in scripture. There is the concept of a throne given to us for our understanding. Since God created all things, heavens (plural) and earth, he cannot be 'part' of that ...
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Mormon understanding of what kind of bodies people have in heaven

LDS scriptures can be found here. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which I am) believe the following: 1) Yes, we believe that "resurrection" means the reuniting of the ...
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On the body of Satan and Holy Ghost and angels according to Mormons

1) We believe that Satan does not have and will never have a physical body. Isa. 14:12: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which ...
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Is there any clue/hint in the Bible that tells us “why or how” we won't sin on heaven?

Great metaphysical thinking here! I like your reasoning that leads to the conclusions: We can't blame the material world for the existence of sin. Experiencing the presence/power in heaven or via ...
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Will we be circumcised in heaven?

In the words of St. Paul: Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. 1 Corinthians 7:19 The original circumcision what ...
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Is it morally commendable to volunteer your own life to go to Hell in place of someone else?

It is pride for any human to think that they can redeem another fellow human being. They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; [whether material wealth or ...
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If we will have free will and be sinless in Heaven at the same time, then why did God not create a world with sinless free creatures to begin with?

Introduction I see your question as boiling down to the following: There is no sin in heaven, but free will continues; is it possible for God to create such a world via fiat? If yes, why did he create ...
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According to mainstream Christian groups, is it the soul or the body that goes to heaven?

The confusion here lies in an equivocation on the terms "heaven" and "hell." That is, the term heaven is used at different times to signify different states of affairs. In ...
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According to Mormons, what is the benefit received from paying tithes and following the temple ceremonies?

Expanding on my comment of who wants 2nd or 3rd place prize/reward when anyone can have the 1st place prize The degrees of glory are described in 1 Corinthians 15:40-41 40 There are also celestial ...
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Can Saints in Heaven Refuse to Pray for us?

The Mortal Sin Issue I can see where the premise of this question comes from. We always have free choice, even for those in heaven. And the first letter of John tells us to not pray for those who ...
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Are there any Christian denominations that believe in sex and marriage in the afterlife?

The LDS Church teaches that while not all marriages are eternal (see Luke 20:34-35), but that a marriage which is sealed is, and will continue in heaven. Additionally parents that are sealed to their ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for saying that we "go to heaven"?

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 ...
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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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Why is faith the quality that God chooses to reward?

The Bible states that, "Without faith, it is impossible to please [God]; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (...
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According to Calvinists, why does God not predestine all to Heaven?

So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said ...
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According to the LDS church, how are we justified?

There maybe some difference in meaning of salvation Salvation from physical death: all people die. But through the atonement/resurrection of Jesus Christ all people will be resurrected-saved from ...
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According to LDS, is the Apostle Paul wrong that remaining unmarried is spiritually better than being married?

Paul was not against marriage, as he made other statements (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1:5-9) for marriage and he was probably married (though widowed? at the time of epistle to Corinthians, see below). From ...
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Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians?

(I'm taking "Protestant" to mean "not Catholic and not Orthodox"...not all who fall into the latter accept the former title.) Some (certainly not all) Protestants believe in "...
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