My stance is based on the Christian stance on how you will spend eternity in one place or another. Even though there is no evidence of what happens when you die, when you die you either go to heaven or hell because the Bible and Christian faith have a firm belief in this doctrine. An individual also has a spirit that is eternal. My main reason for my belief of life after death is based on the Christian faith. Jesus was speaking to Martha and stated, “I am the resurrection and the life.
Heaven and Hell Everyone has a soul. Every soul has a destiny. In the Bible, God explains that every soul will be judged. God warns mankind that during judgment we will receive a one-way ticket to eternity. The Bible also teaches us that during this life we have two choices.
Virgil’s guidance will provide contrast and the necessary guidance to reach Paradise. The change of character Dante experience, is dreadful; pity and remorse must be exempted to honor retribution for the sinners’ defiance against God. All the answers regarding Hell, lies upon meeting the primal sinner, Lucifer, the Fallen Angel. Dante’s journey unfolds a critical analysis in which portrays the human struggle in every individual. There are several implications of the four functions of myth that can be derived from Dante’s Inferno.
Paul has taught us that our spirit plays a serious role in the sanctification of the believer. But, today many churches don’t teach much on the necessity of the process that is causing people to go astray doing what they want with no regard’s of what is set in order by God’s word. To truly understand this chapter one must understand text that appears in the text of Romans 6 and 7. This paper will give some of what Paul taught and what he shared about the concept of sanctification and how the spirit is involved with it all. The Christian should live according to the law of God as he is empowered by the Holy Spirit; the non-Christian lives according to his flesh, that is, according to his own free will, his sinful self, for he does not have the Holy Spirit indwelling him.
He tells his disciples that they will all be together in the Kingdom of God after they die. The afterlife discussed in the Bible is based more on belief and faith. There is so much uncertainty in the Christian religion, so the people just have to believe that there is an afterlife. This is different from the tangible underworld that Odysseus visited in The Odyssey. Both the writings of Matthew and The Odyssey depict the cultures in which they were written.
A Devoted Christian Christian teaching reflects on what they believe. Different groups of the Christian religion believe slightly different things, yet their views on death and the afterlife are always defined. It is clear from the teaching of the Bible that Christians believe death is not the end. Evidence of this is depicted in the Christian hymn title; "It is not death to die." After the death of a much~loved friend or relation, Christians will always hold a funeral ceremony.
To describe how the divine madness of love influences the cyclic transcending or rebirth of the soul, Socrates characterizes how soul can be interpreted as “the combined of a winged team of [two] horses and their charioteer” (246a). The charioteer, whom is the guider for the horse, represents humanity, while the white horse represents self-control and rationality, and the black horse, in juxtaposition, represents animalistic irrationalities, such as lust and greed. In order for a soul to seek beauty, the charioteer must have self-control and wisdom in order to prevent animalistic desire from taking control, and corrupting the soul’s wings. As a result, the fourth type of madness, according to
After God created the Earth and mankind, all was right in the Holy kingdom. That is until, a friend, the bearer of light, the morning star fell in battle and ultimately in darkness. This fateful battle made true everything we know and live now. Milton and Dante play on this every concept in two very different ways, for Milton a cunning reflection of man and for Dante an animalisitic dunce. Milton and Dante use the Bible stories as a backdrop for their epic poems of love and of loss wherein a single unique character, a bearer of light is made to reverberate humanity and the supreme basic darkness that is the soul of man, one can note these key elements vis-a-vis his appearance, domain and the influence of Lucifer.
That is where Mephistophales, a blood-sucking devil appears, preying on Foust and his confusing soul. Mephistophales was in heaven, and was kicked out. His soul is burning, and so he is desperate to take Foust's soul with him. Misery does love company. Faust wants power when he states "I charge thee wait upon me whilstg I live.
Jesus The first theme is Jesus. We see the prophecies of Jesus’ first and second coming in the Old Testament and then we see in the New Testament the life and teachings of the Son of God. “Then he said, ‘When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled’” (Luke ... ... middle of paper ... ...st through the reading of God’s Word start to understand out to look through the lens of God for our lives and others. This shows us we are in need of a relationship and not a religion. The Bible teaches us and shows us we need not to get cleaned up to come to Jesus, but come to Jesus and the Cross to get cleaned up.