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Creation & infusion one simultaneous act No, because God creates the soul immediately and unites it immediately to the matter when the matter is properly disposed. The soul is the substantial form of a human, and the form+matter of something cannot exist apart from one another. Even death, when the soul separates from the body (i.e., no longer animates ...


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A great many of the statements by the Apostolic Fathers on the afterlife are verbatim quotes or close paraphrases of Biblical texts. While these are very helpful for an understanding of what texts were considered authoritative by early Christians, they are less helpful for purposes of this question–that is, providing additional commentary on how the Biblical ...


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References to the after life. Chapter XVIII.—Proof of immortality and the resurrection. For reflect upon the end of each of the preceding kings, how they died the death common to all, which, if it issued in insensibility, would 169 be a godsend1803 to all the wicked. But since sensation remains to all who have ever lived, and eternal punishment is laid up (...


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St. Clement I (Pope from 88-97 or 92-101) was consecrated by St. Peter and is considered the first Apostolic Father. In one writing of his, he says It appears he thought that those who were faithful to God would be resurrected and gain "life in immortality" and receive "beautiful things." Shall we then think it great and wonderful, if ...


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These resources provide a good introduction to the Tripartite theory and the Biblical verses that suggest it: The wikipedia article The 1931 journal article Thoughts on the Tripartite Theory of Human Nature from the Evangelical Quarterly journal, which also argues against the Tripartite theory as not reconcilable with Biblical data A GotQuestions web ...


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As a believer in what some choose to term 'the tripartite nature of humanity' I would say that Jesus omits nothing in the text by only making reference to two nouns: And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. [Matthew 10:28 YLT] The soul is the ...


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The short answer is no, animals do not only not remain conscious after death, they are wholly annihilated. The longer answer is to correct a slight misconception in your question. It is true that mankind and beasts share both material bodies and the "breath of life" (some would call this a soul), but that does not mean that there is no metaphysical ...


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Man was made lower than the angels [Ps 8], and at least one specific flaw in man is that he is temptable, as Eve, and Jesus was. And that was present in the original sinless state of man before the Fall, i.e. to be temptable is not a sin, it is just a weakness, and you can even say man was designed as fallible. However Adam fell but Jesus didn't succumb to ...


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