First i believe in some type of afterlife, i would call it more a continuation of life i certainly do not believe in either the heaven or hell of the revealed religions neither make sense in any real way, they are completely ridiculous if we use logic and reason to consider them. Examining the fundamental differences of buddhism vs christianity the popular appeal of buddhism today is one of coolness,tolerance, and non-dissentionit's a belief system that many feel can help them detach, maintain neutrality, and find peace in a world of injustice and suffering. Most worldviews must accept their belief in the afterlife on untested faith, but the christian hope is sure for two reasons the resurrection of christ and the testimony of god's word the bible gives us the true view of what happens after death. The christian concept of sin originates in the story of adam and eve found in chapters 2-3 of the book of genesis, a story that has central importance for christians.
Later readers, jewish and christian, can point to some passages as indicating a belief in survival or resurrection, such as ezekiel's story of the valley of dry bones (37:1-14) usually, though, such texts are visions of a collective future resurrection of the hebrew people rather than of any given individual. Protestant christian views the majority of protestants do not believe in the physical resurrection of the body they do believe in the immortality of the soul (that the soul survives the death of the body. Christian beliefs about the afterlife vary between denominations and individual christians, but vast majority of christians believe in some kind of heaven, in which believers enjoy the presence of god and other believers and freedom from suffering and sin. Heaven is an especially interesting doctrine in christian thought, which has the resurrection of the body dominating the concept of afterlife the intermediate state (between death and the resurrection) is unclear in christian thought (see the article on psychopannychism .
To die is gain means that a christian's death leads to the return on his investment to die is gain paul had counted everything else as loss for the sake of christ (3:7), and had invested his entire life in the goal of knowing and serving christ. The point is not merely that theistic religions incorporate belief in an afterlife which many persons accept because of this religious context the tie is closer than that, and it has considerable force in both directions. Rejection of one philosophy (eg the christian afterlife) however tends to necessitate the establishment of another, as the linear intellect requires a start and end point to life (and indeed any cycle) in order to maintain a sense of time in which to work. Christian point of view policy to believe in the afterlife is to believe that death is not the end of a christianity knowledge base is a fandom lifestyle.
My christian psychologist has told me that you can communicate with the dead and things like that about reencarnation and past lives,and that its not wrong its just that church wants us to believe so ,so that we get scaredor something like that. Questions about morality always seem to be among the most common sort of questions atheists receive from christians there are many variations, but the common element is the notion that some sort of gods (and often the christian god in particular) are required for moral behavior it is almost as if. The idea of avoiding death through some kind of belief in the afterlife is one of the most powerful driving forces behind religious belief 1for many people, (1) the personal desire to survive death and (2) the personal desire for social justice both conspire to make belief in the afterlife feel right. Christianity on the afterlife christian beliefs about the afterlife vary between denominations and individual christians, but the vast majority of christians believe in some kind of heaven, in which the deceased enjoy the presence of god and loved ones for eternity. Death and the afterlife to the point that it wouldn't be amiss to speak of a part of the dead human becoming an elf in is rife with christian influence.
The major issues in christian eschatology are the tribulation, death and the afterlife, the rapture, the second coming of jesus, resurrection of the dead, heaven and hell, millennialism, the last judgment, the end of the world and the new heavens and new earth. The point is that this man or woman who died is not actually dead, if they are a christian only those who are not believers inherit corruption, while believers immortality if one is truly immortal, could not the marriage extend into the afterlife, if both are agreed to it. The christian faith has no suggestion of reincarnation hell is also spoken of in the bible, but its nature is even more sketchy when jesus described the destiny of sinners who refused to change their ways, he compared it to gehenna, which was a rubbish dump outside jerusalem.
Can you have a meaningful life without an afterlife i asked several friends to join me in exploring the merits of human existence and the concepts of posthumous reward and punishment. Afterlife: christian concepts biblical and ancient concepts early christians, including the authors of the new testament books, were steeped in beliefs concerning the impending approach of the end of the world, which would occasion the resurrection of the dead and the beginning of a new aeon. How the major religions view the afterlife with all their diversity of beliefs, the major religions are in accord in one great teaching: human beings are immortal and their spirit comes from a divine world and may eventually return there. Near-death experience researcher dr long offers a point-by-point response to skeptics of his new york time best seller, evidence of the afterlife when near-death experience researcher dr jeffery long decided to publish his 10-year study of ndes he knew there would be controversy, and critics.
Afterlife | conditional immortality exploring issues of the afterlife from a christian evangelical perspective including human nature, the soul, life after death, final punishment, the resurrection and eternity. The attached power point is for a lesson given by dr douglas jacoby at the 2012 icec at ucla october 20, 2012 doug taught about the biblical doctrine of heaven, hades and hell.
A great deal of christian art and writing has vividly depicted the grotesque torture and suffering of those damned to hell as a consequence, salvation is the foremost concern for christians. What is calvinism: it is a series of theological beliefs first promoted by john calvin (1509-1564), one of the leaders of the protestant reformation. Explore the rarely discussed topic of reincarnation and afterlife and uncover mysteries of your soul's fascinating journey with our 2-part webinar. Nt tom wright is one of the most formidable figures in the world of christian thought as bishop of durham, he is the fourth most senior cleric in the church of england and a major player in the strife-riven global anglican communion as a much-read theologian and biblical scholar he has taught.