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Let the Bible interpret itself. A few verses later: And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. — Matthew 17:9 Notice that Jesus called the incident a "vision". The Greek word ὅραμα "horama" is frequently used to indicate a spiritual ...


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I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses. We don't use the term "soul sleep," but we do believe that a person (or "soul") ceases to exist when they die, meaning that they return to the dust (Genesis 3:19), and they have no consciousness or ability to communicate with the living. (Ecclesiastes 9:10) Sleep is a good analogy (and it was used by Jesus ...


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The Transfiguration (Matt 17:1-13; cp. Mar 9:2-13) is a vision, an eschatological vision, that Jesus gave the privilege of enjoying to the "inner circle" of his Apostles, Peter, James and John, so that their faith would not abandon them with the apparent total failure on the cross of Jesus Messianic mission, especially as Peter, just "six days ...


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For Christian Mortalists, the human soul and/or spirit is mortal and dies at physical death. The soul and/or spirit is not independent of the body like on Platonic conceptions of the soul. For advocates of Soul Sleep in particular (where the soul and/or spirit is alive but in an unconscious state), it's just the way God made humans as opposed to other ...


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Short answer After reading the 2010 paper When Does Human Life Begin? Conception and Ensoulment which I exclusively used for this answer, it appears that they didn't use Ps 51:5 (which is popular among pro-life activists today) because they wanted to avoid the Traducianism view and opted for the Creationism view (see Complete Answer below). Augustine and ...


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What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on what happens to humans after death? Catholicism Individual eschatology Death Death, which consists in the separation of soul and body, is presented under many aspects in Catholic teaching, but chiefly as being actually and historically, in the present order of supernatural Providence, the consequence and ...


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On the subject of the immortality of the soul, Martin Luther has this to say : For since we call it a sleep, we know that we shall not remain in it, but be again awakened and live, and that the time during which we sleep, shall seem no longer than if we had just fallen asleep. Hence, we shall censure ourselves that we were surprised or alarmed at such a ...


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The error is confusing destruction with ceasing to exist. If I destroy my car in a road smash, it will still exist. There is no biblical basis for the view that unsaved souls are destroyed, also known as annihilation-ism. Many use verses which in context are talking about physical death, then apply these to spiritual death. Revelation gives a good ...


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What does it mean by “Selling soul to Devil”? For some Christians, it would simply mean making a pact with the Devil or simply dealing with the Devil. A deal with the devil (also called a Faustian bargain or Mephistophelian bargain) is a cultural motif in European folklore, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, as well as ...


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'Selling one's soul to the Devil' is an idiomatic English expression but it does not occur in the bible. Jesus says : what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? [Mark 8:36 KJV] That is to say, in pursuing worldly things, one neglects the salvation of one's own soul. James the apostle says : Submit yourselves ...


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Catholicism Death is when the soul is no longer in the Body. What follows, in Catholic catechisis is known as the Four Last Things: Death Judgement Heaven Hell There are two Judgements though (with the same verdict) Particular Judgement, which concerns the individual's destination, heaven, purgatory or hell. Everyone entering purgatory will eventually ...


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The Bible and Christianity teach that the soul and the body is a unity, created in the image of God. The soul cannot function normally without the body, and the connection between the soul and the body is something we cannot control. Christians don't think the human soul as a "power source" or something immaterial that "drives" the body ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas never commentated on Aristotle's On the Generation of Animals, but he does refer to it in Summa Theologica I q. 118 a. 2 ("Whether the intellectual [human] soul is produced from the semen?") arg./ad 2*:*cited in fn. 1 of Hyacinthus-M. Hering, O.P., “De Tempore Animationis Foetus Humani,” Angelicum 28, no. 1 (1951): 18–29. ...


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Jehovah’s Witnesses are sometimes categorized as soul sleep adherents. We teach that the death of a human ends all consciousness. Thus the condition of the dead is likened to a deep sleep. Whereas the human soul is the living person himself, the spirit is simply the life force that enables that person to be alive. The spirit has no personality, nor can it ...


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I assume you want the Biblical meanings, which can differ from modern usage. Nephesh and psyche often are translated life. When Jesus said greater love has no one than to give his life for his friend (John 15:13), the word translated life in the Greek New Testament is psyche (soul). Animals as well as humans have this kind of life. In the Old Testament ...


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If selling the soul stuff is absurd then why does this concept even exists? Think about flying saucers, vaccine-caused autism, holocaust deniers, flat-earth believers, and so on. Something's being absurd has never been a reason for not believing in it. People will believe whatever sounds good to them. From a biblical perspective, selling one's soul is ...


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Sorry, I completely misunderstood your question in the previous answer. I'm used to people using mortality of the soul to argue for annihilation instead of hell. The Hebrew word nephesh1 and Greek word psuche2 are often best translated life (meaning an individual living being). For example the Gospel of John states that Jesus laid down his psuche/life. ...


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