The author made it clear that you cannot go to heaven with good deeds alone, but that getting into heaven is accepting Christ as your own personal Savior. Everyman may have done a few good deeds, but it was not enough to get into heaven, Everyman needs the saving grace that only God can provide. This morality play is simple in its story. “Everyman” makes emphasis on what is inevitable to every human being: death. One should begin his or her life making amends for the end of one’s life.
The title of the play Everyman illustrates the anonymous Author’s reminder to his audience that every man’s soul needs to be saved before death. Additionally, he reminds believers of God that death may be the end of our physical bodies, but it is just the beginning of our spiritual journey with God. The play serves as a reminder to not only live for today, but to strive towards the goal of ever-lasting life in Heaven, by stating, “Look well, and take good heed to the ending” (Line 11). This is further illustrated in the play when the messenger Death declares, “Ye think sin in the beginning full sweet,” and “Which in the end causeth the soul to weep” (Lines 13 & 14). Every man was created for a purpose, and each has a unique path to walk.
The prevalence of these individuals suggests the idea that God loves all people and rewards those who have embraced the ideas and morals of the Christian religion and lived virtuously and without sin. Dante’s Divine Comedy provides enough basis to form the argument that one does not necessarily have to be Christian to enter Heaven, but only needs to embrace the ideals that Christ and baptism represent. Also, through using Emperor Trajan as an example of a virtuous pagan’s successful entrance to Heaven, it is seen that possession of these ideals along with the virtue of humility is what allowed certain pagans into Paradise and excluded others for eternity.
“The characters in the morality play were personifications of good and evil usually involved in a struggle for a man’s soul” (Morality Play, 2014). Death is a messenger sent by God to call Everyman. God is mans Maker, Holy and Just. To set the scene of the play God speaks about his death on the cross to give people life, He mentions the seven deadly sins, He states that people live in their own pleasures, and how many people have forgotten and neglected God. God gives Death a charge to show Everyman who is outside of the law of God that they must come to him without escape or delay; this will be the day of reckoning for all.
God sends death to Everyman, in order to send him on a journey to search for himself. Death is a part of life, it is something that we will all one day have to face and it is not always something that is negative. Everyman can be compared to a Renaissance tragic hero, one who struggles with his own passions as well as his ignorance and even his own death. One day we will all face death and after death we will face God, at this time we will explain to God why we have earned a place in his kingdom and this is no different for Everyman. The Beginning The play starts off with Jesus speaking; he is explaining how he died on the cross so that we could be given eternal life.
As a Christian, one should not fear death. For some Christians, upon physical death, the spirit enters unto Abraham’s Bosom (Luke 16:22 KJV), a place of honor and happiness to await judgment at the Bema Seat, where all sins are burned away (Romans 14:10, KJV). Also, Christians value all life. The sacrifice of one life for the sake of many is an event that was reserved for the Christ, so that none shall perish, but have eternal life through our LORD and savior Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:9, KJV). There is a God, and Christians are accountable to His greater plan for His creation.
Other Christians believe heaven and hell to simply be states of mind. In heaven you are happy and living with God. Whereas in hell you are unhappy and living without god. Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies."
In both Christian and Islamic religion, each individual person, whether a believer or not faces a day of judgment with their creator. In the Christian religion, if you are a believer, God will wash away your sins and admit you into heaven where the dearly departed shall live there ever lasting life. In the Quran, which is the Islamic Holy book, it states “those who have said ‘Our lord is Allah’, and then have become upright, the angels will descend upon them saying ‘I will not fear, nor be sad, but receive good news of the paradise which you have been promised. We are your protectors in this life and in the hereafter: therein you shall have all that you desire; therein you shall have all that you ask for” (Quran 41:30) Basically it seems to me as if both religions must lived a life of belief in their “God” and in turn they shall be given a rite of passage into their Heaven or their paradise. Immediately after the death of a loved one a Christian family does not have the duty of preparing the body of the deceased for the ceremony.
Angel Gabriel one night came to Muhammad “in clear human form” (“Scripture and Tradition in Islam- The Qur’an and Hadith” 104), and gave the messages from Allah to him. From the establishment of the Qur’an, Muslims have viewed the book as the last revelation of their god Allah, and thus are the true words from God for their ways of life and in reaching Allah in their afterlife. The book also teaches “mankind’s responsibility assigned by God” (Gordon 115). Therefore, Muslims practices in ways to prove their devotion towards the new religion of Islam by being faithful, and performing religious practices. Muslims follow in accounts of Prophet Muhammad's teachings following his death by following the faith from the words of Allah found in the Qur’an.
It is believed that peace is upon all of the prophets. But God's final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message and a summing- up of all that has gone before was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through Gabriel. In Islam the Qur ’ an is a holy record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. It was memorized by Muhammad thendictate... ... middle of paper ... ...ation. Muslims believe that by cutting oneself off from worldly comforts, even for a short period of time, a fasting person gains true sympathy with those who go hungry as well as growth in one's spiritual life.The annual pilgrimage also known as the Hajj to Makkah is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to perform it.