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Where is it clearly mentioned in the Bible to pray for the dead?
Some people struggle with the notion that the word “purgatory” is not used in the Bible and question the theological wisdom of praying for the dead. These concepts can be supported by Biblical writings though the corresponding English words or their equivalents are not used in the translations of the original works.
“And, calling an assembly, he sent twelve thousand drachmas of silver to Jerusalem, to be offered for a sacrifice for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously about the resurrection, (for if he had not hoped that those who had fallen would be resurrected, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead,) and because he considered that those who had fallen asleep with piety had great grace stored up for them. Therefore, it is a holy and beneficial thought to pray on behalf of those who have passed away, so that they may be released from sins.” 2 Maccabees 12:43-46.
The Second Book of Maccabees was written by a Greek around 100 BC, but is not included in the Old Testament. It describes the victory of the Maccabees with only 10,000 rebels over the Seleucid Empire who had an army of more than 65,000.
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What does the egg represent in Greek Easter tradition?
The egg represents the burial tomb, and it is often colored red to symbolize the blood that Christ shed for us. The chicken hatching out of the shell symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus.
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What are the three parts of a person according to the Bible?
“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Thessalonians 5:23.
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What is the part of a person that is indestructible?
The body can be killed, but the soul is immortal. “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28.
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What are the three parts of the Soul?
The philosophical division of the soul into 3 parts is based on various religious concepts.
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What part of a person yearns for a close connection with God?
“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” Psalm 42:1
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“Neshama” which is the Hebrew word for Soul, also refers to what?
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When did humans become living beings?
“then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” Genesis 2:7.
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Which religions believe that the body is mortal but the soul is immortal?
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Where did Judas sell his soul and betray Jesus?
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