Prayer for the dead: "Rest in Peace"


#1

It seems pretty clear to me that Paul is praying for the dead in 2 Timothy 1:16 however, as some point out in this thread - it is debatable.

…so what about “Rest in Peace”?

I’ve heard Protestants say it at funerals and in other talk about deceased folk - and am aware of it’s common use on headstones.

…so what are they meaning by it in their own minds?


#2

If you read further, catholica, specifically in verse 18, you will find that Paul asks that “he will find mercy from the Lord on “that” day” … Onesiphorus was not dead yet. Paul was asking mercy for him from the Lord, at his death, because he helped Paul in his ministry.

Charlye


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