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The Old Testament also has much to say about the resurrection, a good place to start would be Daniel 12. the last verse states: 13 But go your way till the end; and you shall rest, and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.” Martha would understand the Old Testament and be familiar with it and therefore the reference to the last day. ...


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Saint Martha of Bethany's apparently casual use of "the Last Day" would most certainly have been through formation/reception in her catechetical experience of dominant (at least in Jerusalem/Judea) rabbinical Pharisaism. What they and she meant by this doctrine in the context of first century CE Jewish "confessional eschatology" was that ...


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The "Last Day" ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ (yes, usually in the dative case) is a technical phrase, that occurs regularly: John 6:39, 40 - And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day. For it is My Father’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal ...


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It's in Jesus' teachings.  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. ... 44 No one can come to me unless the ...


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Since I was the one who (perhaps unwisely) reopened this topic it seems only fair that I should put my own views out for scrutiny as well. This will not be a popular post. I do not claim that my interpretation is proved by the Bible (I’m actually wary of claims--on this topic--of Biblical proof); rather, I claim that it is consistent with the Bible. Asleep ...


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At your suggestion here is a longer series of comments about what the Bible teaches about man during death. Mortal man is just that, and the soul can die. Eze 18:4, 20, 24, Gen 6:3, 1 Tim 6:15, 16. Man is unconscious in death. Eccl 9:5, 6, 10, Ps 6:5, Isa 38:18, Ps 88:10. Thus, the Bible very often calls death a “sleep”; Matt 9:24, Mark 5:39, Luke 8:52, ...


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John 6:40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." 1 Corinthians 15:52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. Matthew 24:31 And he ...


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If we examine the occurrence of the verb σαλπίζω (I trumpet) and the noun σάλπιγξ (trumpet) in an eschatological context (apart from Revelation), we have the following results: Matt 24:31 - And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 1 Cor 15:52 - in a ...


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Does the Soul Sleep? I hope you'll bear with me because this gets complicated (that is why I have included illustrations, etc.). I would suggest there is no such thing as "soul sleep," and for very good reasons. As D. Edmond Hiebert observed: “[T]he figure of death as sleep cannot be pressed to establish the teaching that in the intermediate state ...


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This is a puzzle because People tend to believe the verb translated 'ascended' here refers to the Ascension (logically enough). Other people touched Jesus before he Ascended. Women grabbed his feet, and Jesus even invited Thomas to stick his finger in His side. Some people have attempted to resolve this by arguing Jesus is emphasizing 'clinging' here, and ...


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John 20: 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” cling to ἅπτου (haptou) Verb - Present Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Singular Strong's 680: Prop: I fasten to; I lay hold of, touch, know carnally. ...


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Jesus is simply stating what is going to happen next. He is finally going to the Father to finish the whole journey begun with his holy conception. He tells Mary that she should not worry or cling to him - hold him back from this final stage. Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father Mary had lost him once already under tragic and ...


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What the Lord asks of Mary is that she not merely cling to what is familiar but step back and see what is new. Jesus is no longer a mere rabbi or teacher. He is not merely the Jesus she knew; He is Lord and He is risen.when Jesus says that He is ascending to “My Father and your Father,” He does not use the “and of equivalence” but the “and of comparison.” As ...


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Souls Under the Altar ‒ Revelation 6 In the Book of Revelation, an obviously symbolic work, the apostle John sees the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God. I will repeat the passages related by the question: Revelation 6:9-11: “[I] saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they ...


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