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The short answer is “no.” First of all, the Church is not in the habit of listing all possible sinful behavior. The vast majority of possible behaviors are left to the prudent judgment of the faithful: only when certain things are particularly grave violations of the natural law does the Church speak out about them. (See the Catechism of the Catholic Church ...


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No, there are no explicit instructions in the Bible to not have bare breasts. Biblical references to modesty are interpreted differently given a particular time and place -- similarly with interpretations of 'nakedness.' There is no explicit verse covering the topic, Christians must infer instructions of modesty on their own. This has been accomplished in a ...


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Early on, the Church fought against a heresy known as Docetism. Docetism taught that Jesus only appeared to look like a man, but in reality was not. Any teaching that denied the existence of Jesus' resurrected body not functioning as a normal, human body, is thus technically heretical in Nicene formulation. For this reason, the Chalcedonian Creed states ...


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Oh man this is a good question! As always, coming from a Catholic perspective: The Catechism of the Catholic Church has this to say about resurrection generally: What is "rising"? In death, the separation of the soul from the body, the human body decays and the soul goes to meet God, while awaiting its reunion with its glorified body. God, in his ...


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The prohibition against tattoos comes from Leviticus 19:28 (ESV): You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.


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The Christian logic is that God (Allah) incarnated into a baby that was miraculously conceived within Maryam's womb without sexual intercourse, a doctrine called the Virgin Birth. While being Jesus, God remains the Father simultaneously, so at no point in time God loses any of His divinity nor his greatness. Obviously it was God's will and His Divine power ...


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The Laws codified were to ensure that the Jews remained 'Holy', which means 'set apart' ... Meaning the pagan influence wasn't considered to be something they were to give in to and still remain God's Holy People. But obviously, they couldn't keep up with it, they lost their way over and over again, and every time they repented, they went right back to the ...


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How about the section of scripture in Genesis 18:1-15 where Abraham is visited by our Lord and informed he is to have a son? In the story we read about two who were traveling with our Lord as follows: Gen 18:6-8 - So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Take three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread.” 18:7 Then Abraham ran ...


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Mainstream Christianity views the body as the temple of Christ. The tool with which God uses to do good on the Earth He created. 1st Corinthians 6:18-20 my friend... 18 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit ...


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Other places Pink mentions his tripartite view of man are: Gleanings in Genesis, p. 107 "Is it not clear then that the ark divided into three stories more than hints at our threefold salvation in Christ? The salvation which we have in Christ is a threefold one, and that in a double sense. It is a salvation which embraces each part of our threefold ...


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The scriptures tell us that in the resurrection we will be "changed" to be "like the angels" with spiritual bodies that are imperishable and powerful: Luke 20:34-36 NIV 34 Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead ...


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The Jehovah’s Witness religion teaches that there was a time when God was utterly alone and decided to create, as his first creation, a being known in the Bible both as the Word of God, and Michael the Archangel. Then the Word / Michael created all the other angels plus this universe and planet earth and all life on it. He is said to have been subordinate ...


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When the host is digested and it no longer has the appearance of bread, it is no longer the body of Christ. The Lord is only present as long as the appearance of bread is present. The sacramental body of Jesus remains with us for about 15 minutes, until the external species are digested. But that does not mean Jesus leaves us when the species are ...


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The Bible tells us that the Earth was a very different place back in Noah's time and there were several factors which allowed people to live extremely long lifespans. Back before the flood, it did not even rain in that time: Genesis 2:5 – “Neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth, for the LORD God had not yet sent rain to water the earth ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses are among those who take a different view of the "body or bodies" that Jesus appeared to his followers in after his resurrection. Below is quoted from jw.org: After Jesus’ Resurrection, Was His Body Flesh or Spirit? The Bible's answer The Bible says that Jesus “was put to death in the flesh but made alive [resurrected] in the ...


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No 'guess-work' is required or appropriate. The 'logic' necessary to understand the revelation of the true God is provided by God himself. The Messiah promised in the Hebrew scriptures (Genesis to Malachi) was promised by prophetic revelation. That revelation was expressed divinely to chosen prophets and conveyed in scripture, a process of several thousand ...


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One addendum to the highly referenced answer from FMS I'd like to make is that at Mass in the several times in which we say "and with your spirit" we are talking about the spirit in which the priest was ordained. Therefore sometimes when we talk about a person's spirit what we're really talking about is the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit. I think you ...


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Although I am somewhat hazy about whether or not the question fits into the scope of this site or not, I will give what I know from my studies, and you may feel free to use them as they apply to your question. There are two basic facts that must be considered here. all other arguments aside, we are absolutely sure that Jesus was a human just as any of us ...


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2 Peter 2:12 talks about unrighteous men who indulge the flesh. The verse describes them as "creatures of instinct" and "unreasoning animals". It seems significant that they are described as being moved by "instinct" rather than "reason". This seems to indicate that it is error to be led by the "unconscious mind" at the expense of the "conscious mind". I'...


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tl;dr - no. While it is true that there is no explicit instruction given in scripture on whether cremation is acceptable or not; however, there are numerous positive examples of either burial or interrment being the normative practices in both Old and New Testaments. Further, some of these passages strongly imply that to die and be buried is superior to ...


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Was Mary given a glorified or “spiritual body” like the resurrected body of Jesus while on earth? The Perfection of our First Parents, According to St Thomas Aquinas The short answer is no on both counts! Mary's body while on earth was similar to that of Adam and Eve prior the fall of the human race in the Earthly Paradise. Since Mary was preserved from ...


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The dogma of the Assumption means that the Virgin Mary now experiences in heaven that union of glorified body and soul which her son enjoys. She is no disembodied spirit, but a complete human person, body and soul, matter and spirit, reigning with Christ. Mary experienced bodily redemption before the rest of the Church. Source From another ...


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To answer this question properly, we must begin by clarifying the terms of discussion. The doctrine of the Trinity, properly speaking, does not touch upon the subject of the incarnation (i.e. the Word of God having become flesh - John 1:14) or of anything relating to Christ's human nature. It only deals with the nature of the Godhead per se, and teaches that ...


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Regarding "spirit", the New Catholic Encyclopedia states: For those of the Christian tradition, spirit is always personal and subjective, and all other manifestations of spirit can be reduced to their source in the person. Within this tradition, the radical and essential manifestation of spirit has been variously singled out as: creative activity, ...


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The Bible teaches that there is only one God, period. The Bible also teaches that God is spirit, or a spiritual being by nature/essence. (John 4:24). The Bible also teaches that "ALL" men are sinners, without exception human being are sinners, period. (Romans 3:23) In addition, Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages/payment for sinning is death, but the free ...


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Arius was a 4th century priest in Alexandria, Egypt. He denied the deity of the Son of God, holding that Jesus was created by God as the first act of creation and that the nature of Christ was anomoios (“unlike”) that of God the Father. Arianism is the view that Jesus is a finite created being with some divine attributes, but He is not eternal and not ...


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