1A: Death and Life after Death [COMPLETED] (The Beatitudes (Mtw 5: 3-10)…
1A: Death and Life after Death [COMPLETED]
This is a place where some people who have sinned are purified in a 'cleansing fire', after which they are accepted into Heaven.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that after death there is a state of Purgatory.
This is seen as the result of the refusal to accept the happiness that God wants people to share with him.
Hell has traditionally been depicted as a place of eternal fire that symbolises pain and suffering.
The Beatitudes (Mtw 5: 3-10)
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a] 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
Some Christians believe that this judgement will happen when they die. others believe that there will be a Day of Judgement at the end of time, when everybody will be judged at the same time.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Many Christians believe that after death, they will be taken into the presence of God and they will be judged for the deeds they have done or failed to do
Through his death on the cross, Jesus pays the penalty for mankind's sin and mankind's relationship with God is restored.
Christians believe that Jesus’ death and resurrection are part of God’s divine plan for humankind.
Christian beliefs about life after death are based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.