1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    24 Jul '17 22:36
    "Rest in Peace"

    Is this a prayer for the dead?

    Is it unchristian?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40705687
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    24 Jul '17 22:41
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    "Rest in Peace"

    Is this a prayer for the dead?

    Is it unchristian?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40705687
    Prayer to ease the minds of the living
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    24 Jul '17 23:02
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    "Rest in Peace"

    Is this a prayer for the dead?

    Is it unchristian?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40705687
    I believe the idea is based on the Biblical concept of rest.

    Hebrews 4:3-9
    For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
    For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
    And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
    ¶ Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
    Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
    ¶ For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
    There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

    Didn't Jesus say the sabbath was made for man?
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    25 Jul '17 04:34
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    "Rest in Peace"

    Is this a prayer for the dead?

    Is it unchristian?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40705687
    Some more on this topic here Thread 170133
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    25 Jul '17 04:35
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    "Rest in Peace"

    Is this a prayer for the dead?

    Is it unchristian?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40705687
    I don't think the sentiment is throughly supported in scripture, although there may be verses which say something along the lines of "the he rested", meaning died.
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    25 Jul '17 04:58
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    I don't think the sentiment is throughly supported in scripture, although there may be verses which say something along the lines of "the he rested", meaning died.
    Is that all you have?

    "I don't think"... "there may be"..."something along the lines"..."the he rested"...

    😛
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    25 Jul '17 05:02
    Originally posted by @josephw
    Is that all you have?

    "I don't think"... "there may be"..."something along the lines"..."[b]the
    he rested"...

    😛[/b]
    Yes, that's all I have, I'm not prone to pretending I know more than I do.

    Thanks for highlighting my typo. Is that all you have..?
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    25 Jul '17 06:43
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Some more on this topic here Thread 170133
    Thanks - had a quick scan of those posts.
    The question of atheists using RIP is a different one.

    I'm more perplexed by these Orange men!
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    25 Jul '17 06:51
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Thanks - had a quick scan of those posts.
    The question of atheists using RIP is a different one.

    I'm more perplexed by these Orange men!
    The whole Irish v English, Catholic v Protestant, marching seasons, and gross introspection is perplexing.
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    25 Jul '17 11:15
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Yes, that's all I have, I'm not prone to pretending I know more than I do.

    Thanks for highlighting my typo. Is that all you have..?
    I gave an answer. All you have to give is conjecture.

    Do you really not know what the Bible has to say about God's rest?
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    25 Jul '17 11:30
    Originally posted by @josephw
    I gave an answer. All you have to give is conjecture.

    Do you really not know what the Bible has to say about God's rest?
    "Rest in peace" a.k.a. "R.I.P." is a wish made to/about dead people.
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    26 Jul '17 07:55
    Originally posted by @josephw
    I gave an answer. All you have to give is conjecture.

    Do you really not know what the Bible has to say about God's rest?
    Your expertise is needed in Ireland to educate those Protestants!
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    26 Jul '17 10:251 edit
    Originally posted by @josephw
    Do you really not know what the Bible has to say about God's rest?
    I know exactly what God's rest is and it has nothing to do with physical death, funerals, or platitudes such as telling a corpse 'rest in peace'.

    For someone with such little knowledge of the bible, you are certainly smug about your ignorance.
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