Life After Death - Resurrection & Heaven and Hell

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  • Life After death
    • Reincarnation
      • The soul at death migrates from the dying body into a new body
      • Each lifetime a soul is trying to reach perfection when it reaches this= soul reborn and enter a state of bliss.
    • Judaism - there isn't any single firm teaching
      • not a prominent theme in Jewish Scriptures but there are passages about the 'last days' in which there is a clear reference to resurrection.
      • Book of Daniel - suggestibility written for Jews facing persecution. gave reason to remain faithful because there's life after death
    • Heaven and Hell
      • Catholicism
        • Purgatory, heaven and hell "in my fathers house there are many rooms" (John 14.2)
        • Once souls have gone through purgatory they are ready to be united with a resurrection body
          • Thomas Aquinas
      • Protestantism
        • believe in the immortality of the soul, their ideas about life and death are more varied
        • some argue the resurrection is a spiritual event but others say there is a physical body
          • believe in the immortality of the soul, their ideas about life and death are more varied
      • Hell doesn't promote the idea of a loving God
      • Images of Hell are a form of negative reinforcement scaremongering

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