The end of life


End of life- Key words

Afterlife= The life we have after we die. 

Bereaved= People who are sad about dead person.

Body= physical part of person     soul= spiritual part of person

Funeral rites= ceremonies that take place when someone dies.

Heaven= place where Christians hope to go after death.

Hell= Where people go if they are sinners.

Judge= Looks upon actions and decides outcome or fate.

Purgatory= For Catholics, place before Heaven where you are cleansed of sins.

Redemption= being saved from evil.

Repent= begging for forgiveness/ saying sorry.

Salvation= being delivered from sin.

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End of life- afterlife

Christian's believe in an afterlife because it says it in the Bible, book of revelation and Jesus' resurrection shows that there is a life after death. 

Heaven- Literalist= actual place, 'paradise', 'there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain'. Liberalist= not actual place just symbol, being in presence of God. 

Hell- Literalist= 'lake of everlasting fire', 'torment and suffering'. Liberalist= abscence of God.

Purgatory- Catholic belief. Place before Heaven where you go to be cleansed of your sins. Family members pray to help your time go faster in purgatory. 

Judgement day- Jesus will return and judge how ppl lived their lives to determine whether go to Heaven orHell. Parable of sheep and goats. Sheep- righteous on the right go 2 heaven. Goat-bad on left go 2 hell. 

What happens at death? Some believe go to heaven or hell straight away, soul and body or just soul goes, have to wait until judgement day or go to purgatory first. 

Soul- eternal, exists without body, spiritual part. 'God breathed life into Adam', essence of being= Plato. Our emotions and desires= Aristotle.

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End of life- Funeral

Soul= 'breath of life', what makes us unique, makes our moral beings,. Some christians believe that both your body and soul go to heaven, just the soul, or get a new spiritual body (st. paul's teachings). 

Christian's believe that they shouldn't be frightened of death because it is not the end. To get to ehaven they must: follow ten commandments, teachings of Jesus, confess sins and forgive and repent, be baptised. 

Funeral service: Christian=

Prayers= 'I am the resurrection and the life'= gives comfort and hope that there is a life after death. Bible readings= The book of revelation, parable of the rich man and Lazarus shows bereaved that their loved one is with God. Commital of the body= 'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust' idea that our body turns to dust. Empty cross= to show Jesus has risen. 

Catholics= Holy communion= mass- reminds death and resurrection of JC linked with eternal life.

Non religious= Flowers- symbolises new life. Eulogy- Speeches to celebrate life. Balloons- soul going to heaven. Black- symbolises mourning and sadness. 

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End of life- Redemption and Non-religious view.

Jesus Christ is the redeemer he saved people from sin and evil by suffering and dying on the cross. 'In him we have redemption through his blood'. When Jesus died on the cross he opened the gates to heaven for those who chose to accept redemption and be saved. 

Non-religious p.o.v of life after death:

NDE- people say that they see the light of heaven, could be hallucinating, could be the lights, trick of the mind. Death is the end nothing happens or own personal heaven.

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