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A Resurrected Christianity?
Weaving together spirituality and reason, Sullivan holds out for a resurrected Christianity. However, he does not know how this might happen: "I have no concrete idea how Christianity will wrestle free of its current crisis.

Christians in Holy Land pray on Easter Saturday, waiting to commemorate ...
It's the waiting for the great celebration of the resurrection,” said Father Ibrahim Shomali, a Palestinian Christian priest from the nearby town of Beit Jala. Thousands marched through Jerusalem's cobbled old city Saturday morning.

Resurrection born of grief as archdiocese reorganizes
Diane Weckman held her granddaughter, Avery, 5, as she remembered the past in the vacant St. Benedict's church in New Prague on Friday. Diane Weckman still chokes up when she walks into the emptiness of St. Benedict's Church.

John Powell: Resurrection must be more than a comforting belief
The oil field worker stopped, looked squarely at the man and said in a low, calm voice, "I'll be back to take care of you after the resurrection." No matter how meaningful Easter might be to you, life continues after the resurrection.

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SouledOut116 yeah forget the word "easter" it's Resurrection Sunday when Jesus arose from the grave and beat death hallelujah glory to Your name Lord !

OMG_lENAE RT @micah_lashay: - today was the day of His resurrection . #HeDiedForUs <3

jarrabaybee Where the word Easter come from...I call it resurrection Sunday

ONLYneeka_ Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Happy Easter everyone, enjoy!

itsericalkelley RT @dreamhampton: Keep in mind, first person Jesus appeared before after the resurrection was Mary Magdalene. He could've chosen any one of those other cats.

crkvonnie Happy resurrection🙏!

chuckdegroat RT @cgonzo: After reading NT Wright and Newbigin extensively over the last year, head is exploding on Easter Eve w/ the magnitude of the Resurrection!

LoveeJaee_ RT @OhNy_: Happy Resurrection Day , Thank You Lord For All That You Done For Me, You Died For me On Just For That I Give U Thanks 👼🙌🙏 #SeriousTweet

Franksfreakfarm If the resurrection was bullshit, mohamid would have done it twice!

Simplee_Jessica I am super excited about today. It is Resurrection Sunday y'all.

osaghaeobadiah HAPPY EASTER 2 u all. may resurrection of CHRIST JESUS bring Liberty, Salvation, Breakthru, loose us 4rm d Bondage of Sins & make us Clean.

keyannaweaver Happy Resurrection Sunday! God bless! ♥

LeftonMain RT @OccupySFAction: #SFCommune Easter Sun. Resurrection/Celebration help educate the masses @noon @St. Mary's Cath. Gough&Geary #OSF #OccupySF #oo #888Turk #ows

NEkaragha RT @markchironna: Resurrection is not life after death; it is life through death; the doorway to genuine transformation. It’s not an ending; it’s a beginning.

Candle_lala JESUS IS ALIVE. Let's celebrate His resurrection. Happy Passover..",]

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Does cremation preclude the possibility of being raised from the dead at the resurrection on the Last Day ? by Gilligan Q: If it does, what will happen? And why the need for a resurrection if my sould is already in Heaven?

A: In the ground, eventually the body disintegrates - bones last a long time. I believe that the soul/spirit of a born-again believer in Christ goes to be with him in paradise at death - but at a later date we are to be given a 'resurrection' body that will be far superior to what we have now. I suppose, the sort of body that Jesus obtained, that went through walls and ate fish on the sea-shore! fancy that! In the far future there will be a new earth, I presume that our new body is suited to this new creation - a new earth - where God will dwell. The following verse is In Rev 20 11-15 i and it implies that the dead are gathered from everywhere. People who have perished in shark infested waters have no physical remains. "The sea gave up the dead that was in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done...if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown in the lake of fire."

How do u imagine yourself living in the perfect world after Resurrection? by Phoínix Q: i mean how do u imaging yourself as perfect and immortal? after the Resurrection?

A: Just being with my family... love, kindness... no bad or hurtful things... I am sure it will be wonderful. And whatever the "perfect body" is... I'll finally have it!

What do you think is the meaning and signifigance of the resurrection? by Q: Personally I believe that Christ is the psilocyben mushroom as well as an essence that is manifesting this physical universe one one fractal level Christ can be sacrificed then ressurected through the act of eating the mushroom his flesh is eaten then, through the host, he is resurrected on a larger fractal level I believe that Christ will be resurrected through humanity history was the crucifixion and the coming shift in consciousness will be the resurrection which is why, unconsciously, human kind has chosen him as an archetype

A: Take 3 steps back from your bong . . and nobody gets hurt :)

Similarities and differences between bodily resurrection and immortality of the soul? by name suspended Q: I need to highlight the similarities and differences between immortality of the soul and resurrection of the body. All I have so far is that they both have spiritual existence in common. Answer?

A: ah! it's not easy to answer that im not that intellectual about it . but let me say that : when a person die his soul go to a process called "Barzakh" (where there 2 , one for good people and other for bad people ) all of the souls will be waiting for the last day. and about the body : the body will "disappear" , until the last day god will re-collect our bodies , atom by atom , to judge us . i guess i didn't answered your question properly , but i hope it helps .

Why do people give the Resurrection any accountability? by Q: I can't wait for the Resurrection, when all the Christians are gone we non-Christians will go on raping and murdering sprees as we non-Christians do when there aren't any Christians around to keep us in line. Non-Christian BQ: How many babies do you plan to eat live when the Christians aren't around to keep us under control? Looks like I meant rapture. Well shit.

A: In 1 Corinthians 15:12-15, Paul says: Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Romans 10: 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. So the doctrine of the risen Christ is considered essential to the Faith. Rather than deny that Christ rose, and thereby deny their faith as Paul states, they strengthen their belief in it so that they can claim that their faith is true. Eating babies is actually a religious concept (usually a curse from God), apparently adopted by some atheists here as a parody. The Bible refers to eating children in several places. Examples are: Leviticus 26:29 - And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. Deuteronomy 28:53 - And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters. Jeremiah 19:9 - And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend. 2 Kings 6:28-29 describes the desperation of people when there is famine and who can't do anything about it because they're under siege. "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son..." (II Kings 6:28-29). But it might also be a way of demonising non-Israelites, in this case Samaritans. The reason for the cannibalism is given at verses 8 and 25 : "Then the king of Syria warred against Israel...And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver". It goes on (after verse 30) "when the king (of the Israelites) heard the words of the woman, ... he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh." And the explanation at verse 33 is "Behold, this evil is of the LORD". I missed out commenting on your first point. Raping and murdering is again for those who are religious. The command to worship one God in one way only, to the exclusion of all others, seems originally to have been a reflection of uniting a people within their social structure and engendering enmity against other peoples who might compete for, or already possess, desired land and resources, and ‘justification’ for their genocide related in several places in the Bible such as Numbers 31:17-18 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves".

Perhaps Jesus had a twin brother helping him pull off the resurrection? by Q: Seems more plausible to me than a human resurrection ? What do you think is this reason or the devil ? Reminds me of the old saying , " The Devil is Reason " .

A: LIKE IN THE PRESTIGE!!!!!

A light question on the Resurrection and the continuity of identity? by dead fundie Q: If god resurrects a person, as Christians believe he will, would it in fact be the same person (assuming that he or she is identical, with all memories intact)? Or would the period of non-existence preclude that possibility? Suppose instead that there are a multitude of universes, some containing a person exactly the same as you, with all of the same experiences, memories, etc. When you die, would you immediately begin to associate with and live life through one of these people? If not, how is this idea different from the idea of a Resurrection?

A: I doubt that anyone knows the answers to your questions. I sure don't.

How does the Nativity of Jesus foreshadow his death and resurrection? by farrixo Q: How does the Nativity of Jesus foreshadow his death and resurrection?

A: Since lambs and other sacrificial animals ate from a manger it is like a precursor that He is the "Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world." I think the main point of the nativity is to show that Jesus did in fact humble Himself to the utmost. (Or should I say to the "downmost.") Think of it, He is one with God in heaven, all-powerful, all-knowing, immortal. He becomes a helpless, speechless, vulnerable baby in diapers. And He is born a member of a persecuted and occupied tribe of people. Talk about "emptying" yourself! Wow!

Was the Apostle Paul encouraging followers to strive for life in heaven or a resurrection on earth? by Lone Dissenter 4th time round Q: Phil 3:10&11 niv 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

A: The Greek and nasb has it written "That I may know" The original text does not have "sharing" being in the fellowship of suffering. The continued growth in ones relationship with Christ can not be taken with out consequences. Tells of the dependency we need to God for the final goal and getting there. Humbly and obediently letting oneself be transformed by the power of Christ through the Holy Spirit.

How Strong Is Your Belief in the Resurrection? by arioch Q: HOW strong is your hope in the resurrection? Does it fortify you against the fear of dying and comfort you when you lose loved ones in death? (Matthew 10:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:13) Are you like many of God’s servants of old, who endured scourgings, mockery, torture, and prison bonds, strengthened by belief in the resurrection?—Hebrews 11:35-38.

A: God knows. Basis of my belief? The Grand Creator of the universe has PROMISED it (Acts 24:15) The Source of Life WANTS to do it. (Rev. 20:12, 13; 21:5) The Almighty CAN do it. (Genesis 17:1; Isaiah 40:26) The happy God does NOT CHANGE. (1Timothy 1:11; Malachi 3:6) Yes, all servants of Jehovah God look forward to it with great anticipation! How wonderful it will be to meet our dead beloved ones (my Mom and Dad included!). How blessed that day will be! What a privilege to be there and witness the dead, great and small, brought back to life! Indeed, the hope of resurrection fortify us and help us muster the courage to put up with verbal and physical abuse by non-believers, prison bars…yes, even death. All praises to Jehovah God!!

Why are there so few to no writings about what Jesus did for 40 days after Resurrection? by Q: Why is it that there's so few descriptions of what he did in those 40 days? Why is there no Gospel of Jesus's 40 Days After Resurrection?

A: Bad fiction will always be bad fiction.

Is belief in the resurrection important for Christianity? by Q: To be a Christian do you have to believe in the resurrection? Can you tell me various reasons why? I think you do for then Jesus wouldn't really be the Son of God. I need the answer for some R.E. homework. Please help!

A: Belief in the Resurrection is essential to christianity. According to Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles (us), the Gospel by which we are saved : "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand; By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" ~1 Corinthians 15:1-4

How do you get a character on Tekken Dark Resurrection to get a higher kyu ranking? by Naik345 Q: Ok. I've got Tekken Dark Resurrection on PSP but all my players rankings are beginner. So how do i increase them and what happens when i increase them? Do they fight better? Please reply thanks Naik345

A: Nope, both of you. Mode. Every few matches you get Promotion chances, which increase your rank if you beat the opponent. The first rank is Beginner, then 9th-1st Kyu then 1st-7th Dan then Shihan-Divine Fist(the highest on Tekken 5 was Tekken Lord, but in Dark Resurrection Divine Fist is the highest rank.)

How did the resurrection declare Christ the Son of God with power? by Karmageddon Q: Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

A: Hs resurrection was a witness to the world, the power of the Father. Jesus's spirit that was within the garment of flesh, is the Holy Spirit which verifies truths taught today by the Father, who is teaching his own and raising a pure and righteous people who shall survive the Day of the Lord, which is coming upon us at a quickened rate that the worldly acknowledge not at this time. The power that Jesus exudes today is the Holy Spirit, which many never receive, for it can only be given through baptism in the Holy Spirit granted by the Father, to those who receive the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus. The laying on of hands by the false prophets of this world is nill and of no acceptance amongst those who follow and are taught by the Father as Jesus was. They are the true inheritors of the new Jerusalem which is coming, and the world knows not who they are for worldly follow men not the Father, as Jesus did who was the worlds example of how to praise God, the Father and not men.

How can the next conscious of a person who has just died be the resurrection if their thoughts have perished? by Q: And the brain stops working. I heard when we die our next conscious thought is the resurrection,I know for a fact our memories and our thoughts perish and we know not anything and we become dumb.

A: Are you speaking of the first conscious thought after resurrection? No one thinks after death. You are very correct is saying that our thoughts perish and the brain stops working at death. (Ecclesiastes 9:5; Psalm 146:4) Are you asking about our first conscious thought after resurrection, and how we are able to think and remember when our brain would have perished at death?: I think we can reasonably assume that the first conscious thought of someone resurrected to life would differ from person to person. Just as the first conscious thought of everyone upon waking differs from person to person. But be assured our memories and thinking WILL be restored at the resurrection as the God who is counting the stars of the universe, calling each one by name, is likewise able to recall the exact synaptic connections of each neuron of each individual that he restores to life. (Psalm 147:4; Matthew 10:29-31)

What was the Newborns name in Alien Resurrection? by Q: I read somewhere that when the finished writing the script for Alien Resurrection, they replaced the name newborn with another one, so anybody who got hold of the script, wouldn't be able to leek Information. I've searched and searched, and I just can't find what this name was anywhere, but I was sure it began with a 'C'. Does anybody know this creatures name? Thanks.

A: No they didn't give it a name, it was always meant to be called Newborn. They did however though of a different design Joss Whedon originally scripted the Newborn creature as a deadly four-legged, eyeless, bone-white creature with red veins running along the sides of its head. It had an inner jaw, similar to the all the other aliens. It also had a pair of pincers on the sides of his head. These pincers were used to hold its prey still as it drained the prey of blood with its inner jaw. The creature was also larger, nearly the size of the queen alien. In later script revisions, the creature was changed into a "more believable" hybrid of human and alien.

How is it possible for the sun to fall into the oceans on Resurrection day ? by Q: Today at last period in school a woman gave us a lecture about the time of Resurrection, al qiyama ( i go to an islamic school) she said that the sun will fall into the oceans of earth causing the water to boil and the two poles to melt, but the sun is one million times bigger than earth, or will the sun shrink on ressuruction day ?

A: I doubt it literally means the sun in the sky falling to Earth. The writings of prophecy have always suffered from accurate descriptions - mainly because they show events that are beyond human comprehension. Also, imagine someone went back even 100 years ago and showed off an iPad. People back then would think it was the most amazing thing you'd ever seen and couldn't even begin to say what it is, or how it worked. They'd only be able to compare it with stuff they knew about and would probably call it "a marvelous magic book" This prophecy could refer to many things: The expansion of the sun (which won't happen for another few million years), a meteorite falling to earth into the ocean, even a nuclear bomb blast (which is brighter and hotter than the surface of the sun for a brief instant.) It could just be a metaphor for something else entirely.

How does the flower myths of Hyacinth, Adonis, and Narcissus follow the death/resurrection idea? by JaJa Q: This is a greek mythology topic that I have to write an essay about. I would appreciate any type of information on how the flower myths of Hyacinth, Adonis, and Narcissus follow the death/resurrection idea. Please and thanks. Any information would be highly appreciated!

A: For Hyacinth, he was a lover of Apollo, and one day they were throwing around the discus and it killed Hyacinth. Apollo, greatly grieved, did not let Hades take Hyacinth, instead, he turned Hyacinth's blood into a flower. With Adonis, he was killed by a wild boar and his lover, Aphrodite, sprinkled his blood with nectar, turning it into an anemone. Finally, Narcissus was a very beautiful human. Every girl wanted him. Aphrodite became jealous and asked her son, Eros (Cupid) to cause him to fall in love with someone. So Eros shot Narcissus with an arrow. However, the first person Narcissus saw was himself in a pond. Whenever he tried to reach out to touch the beautiful being he saw in the pond (himself), it would disappear. So he stayed at the pond until he ended up withering away. He died and when the nymphs came to find his body, all they found a flower. So each of the humans came back through this flowers, resurrecting them.

Can someone explain the Christian afterlife and Resurrection to me? by summer soon Q: I'm a Christian, but I've heard so many different accounts from other Christians about what happens after death. I've even heard reincarnation references are found in the Bible. What happens after you die according to the Bible? What exactly is the Resurrection?

A: Jesus said "I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly" (john 10:10) yet the avarage professing christian is saying there is nothing abundant about my life. i know my ains are forgiven and that i am going to heaven, but what about today? i still experience doubt, fears, frustrations, and defeat. surely there must be something more to this christian life. There is, and it comes from understanding the fullness of the gospel. most people, when ask, what is your understanding of the gospel? respond "Christ died for my sins" this is only part of the gospel, Christ was also raised from the dead, and it is through his resurection that we see the full gospel. the full gospel can be summed up like this: Jesus Christ gave ;\life for us; so that he could give his life to us; so he could live his life through us. Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. he was raised to give his life to us. key verse john 10:10

How many folks does the Bible teach will be in the first resurrection? by Lone Ranger,Christian Israelite Q: Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

A: There is no number listed.

How are the Exodus of the Jews and the Resurrection similar? by Q: what role does the resurrection play in the life of Christianity? How is the Resurrection akin to the exodus even within Judaism? How are the ritual celebrations similar?

A: They are Both Similar in that Both Required (EFFORT) on the Part of the People in order to "Receive the Blessings" !

What did Jesus do during the 40 days he was still walking around on earth after his resurrection? by AGREE or BE WRONG Q: Not sure if many believers know this, but Jesus was on earth for 40 days after his resurrection, before he ascended into "heaven". What was he doing? His death was suppose to get the job completed for our sins because it is not talked about in the bible.

A: I've been wondering this also. Can anyone give a list of events? Much appreciated!

Where in the Bible are we commanded to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus? by figleaf Q: We are not! We are commanded to celebrate or commemorate his death. Real Christians would observe his death, not his resurrection, as Jesus commanded.

A: Absolutely correct! On April 9 at 7:30 PM the memorial of his death is recognized by Jehovah's Witnesses around the earth just as Jesus commanded.

Why was Jesus appearing to his disciples rather than the commoners after resurrection? by Q: Why was Jesus appearing to his disciples rather than the commoners after resurrection? After the resurrection, Why was Jesus appearing to His disciples and some of the believers rather than appearing to the other people and the commoners like before the crucifix? I am a Christian btw, just wondering.

A: Well Jesus' disciples didn't exactly have full fledged faith... as in the bible. He says in the lead up to being crucified: "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to be there". Jesus was denied three times by Peter. Peter cuts off the ear of the high priests servant upon arrest to defend Jesus... this is not what Jesus is about... for He taught "if you are slapped on one cheek, turn the other too". The whole purpose of the disciples was for them to spread the word of God- to mould them in life and after... when Jesus died, the foundation of faith lay within them but it wasn't solid. They were mourning His death after. When Jesus came back He wanted them to see that we all triumph death. They already believed in Jesus and there is a saying that "for those who believe no evidence is necessary, and for those who don't no evidence will suffice". He needed to come to the disciples so they would be bold in their teachings so they could spread the good news. It was a time where you could get murdered for the words you use to preach... as you could be a blasphemer. Trust these were dangerous times... the disciples needed to be fearless. Jesus came back and instilled this within them on His ressurection. And so the disciples spread the good word... using tongues to communicate with the masses who spoke different languages. When Jesus lived on earth... people especially the pharisees where always trying to trick Jesus, they wanted to see the miracles they wanted proof. Jesus would sometimes anwer with a contradiction to their supposed trick questions... and He would never perform miracles for these people. Why? Because they didn't believe Him in the first place... no matter what He would have done they would of tried to find a contradiction to it. Faith spreads through faith, not through scepticism where the story will be biased toward their own believes. Jesus didn't want the word of God thwarted.

What is the nature and purpose of the resurrection? by LES Q: For those who believe in the resurrection of the Lord- What is the nature and purpose of the resurrection? Please talk about your understanding of the following scriptures as they have to do with the resurrection. 1 Cor. 15: 3-8 and 35-44 Luke 24: 36 Matt. 27:52 & 53

How many deities have experienced a resurrection? by db606 Q: I know the myth of the resurrection of Jesus is the most popular. Others include, Osiris, Adonis, Baldr, Tammuz, Odin, and Zalmoxis. What is the significance of the resurrection in religious myth? Why so important? Does that help to sell divinity?

A: It would certainly seem that way with all the christians we have in the world today beleiving that jesus is their saviour and lord. Most of whom have probably never heard of the dieties you mentioned. Aside from the ones you mentioned i can only think of one more off the top of my head. which is Mithras. A very interesting character indeed (in relation to jesus) he was born dec 25th, virgin birth, his blood and body were consumed in the form of bread and wine by his followers....... and the list of similarities continues. In relation to this resurrection myth constantly re-emerging. The propagators of this nonsense probably fully grasped the concept of "if it aint broke don't fix it". It always seems to have been popular throughout history. Sometimes it was stategically used in order to gain a large following, or to unite the beleivers of many religions who already beleived in this resurrection myth (especially in the case of jesus) My beleife is that it started as a simple idea, which gained popularity up untill the point that it was soley used in order to please the people who already beleived in it. As to why it was such a popular idea, well, we can observe many abstract religious ideas that were popular with people for thousands of years up untill this day. such as cannabalism and human sacrifise. None however, were as popular as the resurrection myth. I can only assume that the idea of mortality scared so many people. And the idea that one could rise from the dead (i.e one may defeat death) probably fasinated many worshippers.

How do you know make a michael myers resurrection mask? by Giovanni I Q: I need help here I want to know how to make a michael myers resurrection mask for halloween.

A: You may need to make his face over. It may be hard because in "Halloween: Resurrection" his mask is completely different from the other movies in the franchise!..I would take a brown marker and use that to make his eyebrows..Make them look very evil looking!!.His mask in "Resurrection" was evil looking!!.Make his cheekbones appear higher as well!!.and also make his hair fuzzy and messy. Last but not least SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF PEOPLE ON HALLOWEEN!!!

How do you recharge or do a battery resurrection on a cordless battery that the charge only last A short time? by martyd Q: I found a battery resurrection booklet for sale for $12.00. It said that there is 3 steps to bringing back A battery.If you know please tell me.If I have to I will buy booklet.

A: Batteries for cordless phones, cell phones, and any battery that is used in a portable device only has a certain amount of rechargable capability. They only last up to one to two years. It get's to a point where they can't be recharged. They lose their ability to recharge. It's the structure of the battery. After so many uses they just don't take a charge no matter what steps you take. They are just worn out. Manufactures of these batteries know this and that's how they make their money. If any cell phone is still in warranty take it to your telephone dealer. Cordless phones same thing take it to the manufacturer, but do it speedily. The book is a scam. You can't rejuvenate a battery that's worn out. If you have some doubts call the company that makes the batteries and they will tell you the same thing. Good Luck.

What does the bible say about how the resurrection of the dead will look like? by Q: What does the bible say about how the resurrection of the dead will look like? How will they be able to unlock their caskets and dig through all that dirt in the cemetery ground.

A: Just like we did when we died. But if you sinned when you die and did not repent you are judged by GOD and sent to hell on Judgement Day. And if you lived a holy life, then you will be raised up in a glorified body. Like JESUS! Read your Bible and live for HIM until the Day you die.

What is a symbol meaning rebirth or resurrection? by Q: I have been searching on the internet for one, but nothing really struck me as that appealing. I want to know a symbol that is not too difficult to draw that means resurrection. The symbol could be metaphorical or literal, or both. Does anyone have any ideas?

A: Phoenix, salamander, snake, cross, maiden-mother-crone symbol (waxing moon, full moon, waning moon), amaranth, orchid, even dandelion-they burst into thousands of seeds at the end of their life cycle, and then become anew and many.

If there is going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous? by Kevin Jess Q: Acts 24:15 say there will be this resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous. It talks about it as being in the future. Since Christendom believes that they are saved and have gone to Heaven how will they be resurrected?

A: WHAT REALLY HAPPENS AT DEATH? What happens at death is no mystery to Jehovah, the Creator of the brain. He knows the truth, and in his Word, the Bible, he explains the condition of the dead. Its clear teaching is this: When a person dies, he ceases to exist. Death is the opposite of life. The dead do not see or hear or think. Not even one part of us survives the death of the body. We do not possess an immortal soul or spirit.* 6 After Solomon observed that the living know that they will die, he wrote: “As for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” He then enlarged on that basic truth by saying that the dead can neither love nor hate and that “there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in [the grave].” (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10) Similarly, Psalm 146:4 says that when a man dies, “his thoughts do perish.” We are mortal and do not survive the death of our body. The life we enjoy is like the flame of a candle. When the flame is put out, it does not go anywhere. It is simply gone. WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT DEATH 7 Jesus Christ spoke about the condition of the dead. He did so with regard to Lazarus, a man whom he knew well and who had died. Jesus told his disciples: “Lazarus our friend has gone to rest.” The disciples thought that Jesus meant that Lazarus was resting in sleep, recovering from an illness. They were wrong. Jesus explained: “Lazarus has died.” (John 11:11-14) Notice that Jesus compared death to rest and sleep. Lazarus was neither in heaven nor in a burning hell. He was not meeting angels or ancestors. Lazarus was not being reborn as another human. He was at rest in death, as though in a deep sleep without dreams. Other scriptures also compare death to sleep. For example, when the disciple Stephen was stoned to death, the Bible says that he “fell asleep.” (Acts 7:60) Similarly, the apostle Paul wrote about some in his day who had “fallen asleep” in death.—1 Corinthians 15: KNOWING THE TRUTH ABOUT DEATH IS BENEFICIAL What the Bible teaches about the condition of the dead is comforting. The dead do not suffer pain or heartache. There is no reason to be afraid of them, for they cannot harm us. They do not need our help, and they cannot help us. We cannot speak with them, and they cannot speak with us. Many religious leaders falsely claim that they can help those who have died, and people who believe such leaders give them money. But knowing the truth protects us from being deceived by those who teach such lies. Does your religion agree with what the Bible teaches about the dead? Most do not. Why? Because their teachings have been influenced by Satan. He uses false religion to get people to believe that after their body dies, they will continue to live in the spirit realm. This is a lie that Satan combines with other lies to turn people away from Jehovah God. How so? As noted earlier, some religions teach that if a person lives a bad life, after death he will go to a place of fiery torment to suffer forever. This teaching dishonors God. Jehovah is a God of love and would never make people suffer in this way. (1 John 4:8) How would you feel about a man who punished a disobedient child by holding his hands in a fire? Would you respect such a man? In fact, would you even want to get to know him? Definitely not! You would likely think that he was very cruel. Yet, Satan wants us to believe that Jehovah tortures people in fire forever—for countless billions of years! Satan also uses some religions to teach that after death people become spirits who must be respected and honored by the living. According to this teaching, the spirits of the dead can become powerful friends or terrible enemies. Many people believe this lie. They fear the dead and give them honor and worship. In contrast, the Bible teaches that the dead are sleeping and that we should worship only the true God, Jehovah, our Creator and Provider.—Revelation 4:11. Knowing the truth about the dead protects you from being misled by religious lies. It also helps you to understand other Bible teachings. For example, when you realize that people do not pass on to the spirit realm at death, the promise of everlasting life on a paradise earth takes on real meaning for you.

What reasons for believing in Jesus' Resurrection would you give to some1 who is struggling to believe it? by Q: What reasons for believing in Jesus' Resurrection would you give to some1 who is struggling to believe it really happened? I go to a catholic school & this question is confusing me. If you could please help me answer this i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

A: I'm sorry, but there's absolutely no way a person who's struggling to believe (and with good reasons) can be convinced otherwise. You may use verses of the Bible to *attempt* to make your point. Be warned however, that any person who has researched (due to lack of belief) will immediately disregard any verse (since..let's face it..the gospels WERE written anonymously and later given names to each of the supposed gospels). The gospels are a work of various authors: NOT the specific people stated (and not eye witnesses)

How can we objectively verify the claim that hundreds of people witnessed the resurrection of Jesus? by Dreamstuff Entity Q: Posted a few minutes ago: "The evidence that God can give eternal life is based on the fact of the physical resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. There were hundreds of eyewitnesses, and the events have been recorded." If it's a fact, that means it's possible to verify. Let's see the evidence for this claim, shall we? I mean, if there's no actual evidence, and faith is required, it means that the Christian who presented this claim was being dishonest. Is that something Christians typically do? Dishonestly misrepresent mere beliefs as facts?

A: That person is obviously lying for Jesus

How do you know that the apostles died for their belief in the resurrection? by Telamon Q: It is often asserted by Christian apologists that the twelve apostles "died for what they knew" about the resurrection of Jesus. However, I have yet to find any evidence that the Twelve died for their belief in the resurrection. So, my question is to the Christians who use this argument as "proof" that the resurrection is true. Lares: An "apologist" has nothing to do with apologizing. "Apologist" comes from the Greek "apologia" meaning "defense" as in the defense of faith. An apologist is one who defends the faith.

A: There is no real evidence that the apostles died for their beliefs. But it is the sort of thing religious folk do.

What do you think the first resurrection and the second death are? by mattharris73 Q: Rev 20:6 - Happy and holy is anyone having part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of the Christ, and will rule as kings with him for the thousand years.

A: The first resurrection is the resurrection of the saints of old (Moses, Abraham, David, Joseph, Elijah, Elisha and many others as well as those that are Christ's at his return) This obviously shows that there is no rapture. Those that are in that resurrection won't be subject to the second death which takes place after the 1,000 year rule of Christ and all of mankind is resurrected and judged. Those that don't accept Jesus as their savior and repent and change, they will die the second death which is permanent where you will cease to exist. Those in the first resurrection won't be subject to the second death.

How many writers in the New Testament claimed to have witnessed the resurrection? by Q: I would like to add that I am not interested in responses regarding the illegitimacy of the gospels or to claims about other eyewitnesses who did not contribute to scripture that the gospels claim witnessed the resurrection, just the number of first-hand witnesses who wrote about it in the bible. Okay, if you prefer, how many of the writers of the New Testament CLAIMED to have witnessed the resurrection in scripture?

A: There is not one single mention of Jesus in the entire Roman record - that is right - not one! At the same time as he was supposed to have been around there were a number of Jews claiming to be the messiah - all of whom are well recorded! There is not a single contemporary record from any source and even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death! He was supposed to have been a huge problem to the Romans and produced wonderful miracles but still not one contemporary record? Even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death! Pilate is recorded in the Roman record as a somewhat lack luster man but no mention of a Jesus, a trial or crucifixion that would surely have been used to make him look brighter! At best he was an amalgam of those others but almost certainly never existed! The Roman Emperor Constantine produced the bible and he was a pagan not god!!! He took the Jewish religion and basing it on the Mithras religion, organized it into Christianity and then into the Holly Roman Catholic Church!! Not in Israel or any of the countries of supposed origin but entirely ITALIAN! Not one word of it is contemporary with the period and was not written until several hundred years after the period the story is set in!! How did the apostles write their books more than a hundred years after they would have been dead? What a wonder full disinformation and deception campaign he waged against his Jewish enemies by turning them into his invented Christianity - so good in fact that Christians are still following the deception to this day!

Is Resurrection Mary still haunting the cemetery in the year of 2012? by JustVal91 Q: I know many of you or some of you may of heard about a ghost named Resurrection Mary who was seen as a hitch-hiker. She would stand on the sidewalk in a bright white long gown in Chicago through out the night. It was seen on Unsolved Mysteries. I was just wondering if her ghost was still there. It is 2012.

A: im sorry to tell you, but yes...

What is this evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, that many Christians claim to have but never present? by Dreamstuff Entity Q: Posted a few minutes ago: "There is more evidence for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ than for any other personal event in ancient history." What is this evidence? Note: repeating a claim without any evidence does not constitute evidence.

A: There is absolutely ZERO evidence of anything to do with Jesus. Read anything by Bart Ehrman PhD for more information. If hundreds saw him after the alleged resurrection, the Romans would have pounced on him again like white on rice. Rev. Neil

What is the most thorough treatment of the resurrection William Lane Craig gives? by Veritas vos liberabit Q: I have read Reasonable Faith and would now like to read a book by William Lane Craig that deals solely with the resurrection. Naturally I want the book which is the most thorough. He is a decent apologist and so I have decided it would be worth my while to read his defense along with those of Swinburn, Habermas, and Wright as well as my skeptical treatment of the resurrection by Allison.

A: you can review sections of books at this website. they have several books by William Lane Craig. http://books.google.com/books?id=n9_n581YWjwC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_similarbooks_s&cad=1#v=onepage&q&f=false you could read some of each and compare.

Was the virgin birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ a myth? by db606 Q: This is a very common theme in ancient mythologies and religions. Jesus is the most recent of "deities" to do this "trick". If you truly believe in the virgin birth and resurrection, please explain why. How is it not a myth? Why did the first gospel leave this detail out?

A: There's a problem with the details of jesus' life. That problem is that other than the bible, which is clearly biased and contains many unsubstantiated claims, such as the virgin birth, which really should require further proof before accepting them as true, there are no other sources anyone has for those details. You are however correct in saying that the virgin birth idea was quite common in religious teachings in that area at that time. This is quite likely where the jews came up with the notion (if you accept the translation of "young woman" as "virgin" anyway), and then the details of jesus's birth are clearly made to match the prophecy. If you doubt the truth of the bible, as you should considering accepting based on blind faith is not usually the means to establishing truth, then you can establish very little about jesus, and certainly nothing about the sexual experience of his mother prior to his birth.

What is the most thorough defense of the resurrection of Jesus by William Lane Craig? by Veritas vos liberabit Q: I have read Reasonable Faith and would now like to read a book by William Lane Craig that deals solely with the resurrection. Naturally I want the book which is the most thorough. He is a decent apologist and so I have decided it would be worth my while to read his defense along with those of Swinburn, Habermas, and Wright as well as my skeptical treatment of the resurrection by Allison.

A: I wouldn't expect too much, William Lane Craig is a joke. Like every apologist, he just trots out the same old shtick and expects us to suddenly not realize it's based on fallacies.

Can a resurrection plant live in an aquarium? by kENNY Q: Hey i just saved my resurrection plant from being burned and have tried to decide what to do with it... then i had an idea... put it in my aquarium! well i put it in and now its unfurled....i know it lives in little puddles of water but can it live in a 10gallon aquarium with tetras? thanx for any help. Oh and buy the way the name i bought it under was dinosaur plant!

A: i haven't seen a resurrection plant before, so i can't determine if it is okay. But i read about it and it seems to me that it is a VERY hardy plant. As for your fishes, it should be fine.

Bible Scholars, can you explain the difference between the first resurrection and the second? by Q: Revelation 20:5-6 (KJV) 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

A: Blessings to all. Sin is creatures saying to the Creator, "My will be done." Damnation is the Creator saying to creatures, "Have it your way." God gives them up (Romans 1:24-32.). Just as their are two kinds of birth and two kinds of death so there are two kinds of people: those who have been born twice and die once and those who have been born once and die twice. "Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power." Besides being happy and holy, they will share in the first resurrection when Christ returns and all the dead will come to life and reign with him a thousand years (Revelation 20: 4,6 Cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-7). And even after the millennium they will continue to enjoy God's uninterrupted presence forever and ever (Revelation 21:1-3). Here is part of John's picture of what we have to look forward: "I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer… And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshipped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. "Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, for they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years" (Revelation 20:1-3, 4-6). This is awesome, nice question. Those who have been born twice will die but once, but those who have been born once will die twice. Over them "second death" wields its awful power. It is described in the remaining verses of Revelation 20: "And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds… And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20: 11, 12, 14, 15). It is better not to be born at all than not to be born again. Life without Christ is one hopeless end; but life with Christ is one endless hope. Which will it be for you?

What is this evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, that Christians keep claiming to have but never present? by Dreamstuff Entity Q: Posted a few minutes ago: "There is more evidence for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ than for any other personal event in ancient history." What is this evidence? Note: claims repeated by different people without evidence are not evidence.

A: "So ... the Crimean War never happened? Napolean never lived? George Washington is just a rumor?:" These events left behind physical evidence, and contemporaries wrote about the events, not some scribe writing about supernatural events decades later. Events that were not written about by contemporaries left physical evidence to be researched. Jesus did not. Rev. Neil

What will the resurrection of the dead look like & say that I witnessed the resurrection of the dead? by Q: I have been to many funerals in my life and I know all that died will be resurrected some day in the future. For example say Jesus returned and we all witnessed the resurrection of the dead loved ones who we thought we would never again, what will that event look like and UGH I can't even put the details together.

A: a very good article on the resurrection. http://www.watchtower.org/e/20050501/article_02.htm

How does the Resurrection of the Dead with Cremation work? by ahwowner Q: Most Christian denominations teach the concept of eternal life after death, provided through the atonement of Christ. It is generally believed that when a person's body dies, the soul is separated from the body and continues to exist forever. Many of the early Church Fathers cited the Old Testament examples listed in the Judaism section above as either foreshadowing Jesus's resurrection, or foreshadowing or prophesying a future resurrection of all the dead. What happens to embalmed, cremated, decayed body's?

A: Even embalmed, decayed bodies disintegrate after awhile. Cremated and decayed bodies are composed of essentially the same thing--the bones and dust (what's left of the rest of the body matter). The Bible says that our souls leave our earthly bodies when we die, and continue to exist. When the day of resurrection comes, those who have died will receive a "new body"as they rise to meet Jesus in the air. I have no idea what these "bodies" will be like; there is an example in Revelation in which the apostle John saw Jesus as He was, in a heavenly state. He was recognizable as Jesus, but "His hairs were white like wool, as white as show; His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like unto bright brass, as if they burned in a furnace; His voice as the sound of many waters; His countenance ws as the sun shineth in his strength." (Rev. 1:14-16) John said that the sight of Jesus made him faint "like a dead man". The Bible doesn't describe what happens to people's bodies. Those who are condemned to hell will burn in the lake of fire, and I don't know what form they will take. I do know that for years the Catholic Church would not allow people to be cremated, because it was thought that shortchanged their position of a person's body returning to dust.

Why do most people consider the resurrection of Jesus to be more important than his crucifixion? by Q: Why is Jesus' resurrection more important to Christians than his crucifixion? Surely the main thing is Jesus sacrificing his life to atone for our sins. If anything, the resurrection diminishes the extent of this sacrifice doesn't it?

A: Incarnation (God taking on human form in the person of Jesus Christ) and the Resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ are the only two events in world history that really matter. Jesus said he was God and the only way and would prove it by his resurrection from the dead. His resurrection proved he was God and thus God exists. If there were just the crucifixion, there would be no proof and no Christianity.

Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ more important to Christians than his crucifixion & death? by Mr.Funeral Q: Why is Jesus' resurrection more important to Christians than his crucifixion? Surely the main thing is Jesus sacrificing his life to atone for our sins. If anything, the resurrection diminishes the extent of this sacrifice doesn't it?

A: Rect - right; straight; rule Sure - without doubt Unsure-rection ) unsure of what/Who is right. } Insure-rection ) fighting against what/Who is right. Resure-rection - becoming sure again of what/Who is right The first death is the death of "Self" referred to by Paul when he said it is given to man once to die (to "Self") and then the judgement and Christ said that over such as have died the first death (the completion of daily "Self"-crucifixion) the second death (The Fire) has no power. When the "Self" is dead the Being; having been reborn (John 3) and having then crucified daily the human "Self"; is resurrected from being under the "Death-Sentence" for insurrection and treason and puts on immortality and Eternal Life again.

Resurrection? by live_with_it Q: What happen to Jesus after his resurrection? Where did he go?

A: rather than read the posts, it can be found in the bible very easily, you might enjoy reading it...and its historical

resurrection? by shaklee.net/amy_wassell Q: are there any good articles or books on the resurrection haha, yeah i should try the bible huh, but someone asked to me to read about it, so i was looking to see about an excerpt from a book or something lol about the mama sass i've been looking for a bit now, it's harder than it seems :-) DAN do some more research on the stone.. you don't just roll it like its a dice or something BEN sorry not dan

A: I recommend John Piper's The Passion of Jesus Christ ~ Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die. You can actually read it online or order a copy for yourself. I know it's not specifically about the resurrection, but it's encompassed in it. I have linked you to a few resurrection books I've never read, but I completely trust the material CVBBS handles. EDIT: Yes, Josh McDowell & Lee Strobel are excellent suggestions, too.

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