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End of Life
Bodily Resurrection - humans imperfect mortal bodies will stay & souls will rise
Baptism - Christian ceremony of purification using Holy Water to rid of Original Sin
Committal - to put a body in the ground
Eulogy - speech given at a funeral about deceased
Funeral - ceremony after someone has died
Purgatory - spiritual cleansing after death in preparation for heaven
Redemption - the idea that sins can be forgiven. Jesus the Redeemer
Salvation - Jesus coming to rid people of sins and therefore achieving salvation by dying
Soul -non-physical, immortal part of us which will continue after death
Body & Soul
Dr MacDougall- when we die, we weigh less- soul is physical
Paul ­ "There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies"
"God's spirit lives in you" 1 Corinthians 3
"God does not see the way people see" 1 Samuel 16
God breathed life into us Genesis 2:7
"He is not the God of the dead, but of the living (for to him all are alive" Luke 20:38
Package deal
Body and soul cannot be separated
When you die, your body and soul goes to heaven
Spiritual Heaven ­ " My Kingdom is not of this world" John 18:36
"Today you will be with me in Paradise" Luke 23
"You grow to Heaven, you don't go" Edgar Cayce
Physical Heaven ­ " Building from God, eternal in the heavens" 2 Corinthians 5:1
" I go and prepare a place for you" John 14:3

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Roman Catholics
Entry into heaven is dependant on love for God through Sacraments ­ such as Baptisms and
"To live in heaven is to be with Christ" Catechism 1025
Entry dependant on placing faith in Christ.…read more

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Purgatory ­
"Cleansed the bloodstain of Jerusalem" Isaiah 4:4
"We will be with the Lord forever" 11 Thessalonians 4:17
"He who believes in me will live even though he dies" John 11:25
"A time to be born and a time to die" Ecclesiastes 3:2
1.) Priest will pray for the sick
Help prepare for death
Catholic- ANIONTED ­ holy oil ­ "The Last Rite" ­ one of the 7 sacraments- gods grace
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Judged straight away
Catholics believe this
Parable of Rich Man and Lazarus- they went straight to afterlife
"Today you shall be with me in Paradise" Luke 23…read more


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