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Originally posted by TZela
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
The thief on the cross next to Jesus who repented and asked him to remember him when he comes into his kingdom, Jesus replied "this day you shall be with me in paradise". Jesus didn't tell him at the end of the age or on judgement day, he said "this day".
Jesus was dead for three days then resurrected. So when he said "today" he would be dead in the grave awaiting resurrection as well.
Since Jesus did not announce any changes to the death & resurrection plan I think it's logical to conclude that "paradise" was either a) a translation meaning that the death-sleep phase was "paradise" compared to being in pain nailed to a cross. I am assuming there would be no awareness of the passage of time when dead, or b) the word "paradise" is a total error of translation, as there are other known errors even in KJV, or c) the thief is an exception of the death/resurrection plan as described throughout the bible.
Originally posted by borntowatch
Originally posted by chelle21689
reply to post by SrWingCommander
Ohh, okay. What do Christians think about those who "remember" past lives? A lot of people on here seem to think it's proof and that there are documents.
Just curious. Seems like every religion has their "proof" so it's hard to believe which.
Thank you for answering.
A spirit of evil uses the person as a channel of past lives