Christian view on the importance of the present life

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How is human life viewed by Christians?
as intrinsically valuable. It is a gift from God which makes it unique, precious and sacred
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What does Pslams say about how humans were created?
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb"
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What do Christians believe will happen when they die? Why?
They will go to heaven. This is because the central belief in Christianity of the crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ.
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What do many Christians believe they will face after death?
A final judgement. This belief for fundamentalist christians can define their very existence.
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How does the parable of the Sheep and the Goats indicate how people will be judged?
Judged on their behaviour, the way they treat others. This means there is a direct relationship between the way people live their lives and whether they will get into heaven
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How does St Paul argue that people can get into heaven?
By having faith in Jesus. "Yet we know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ"
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What did John Calvin argue?
our final destination has already been predetermined by God and there is nothing we can do to alter it.
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According to Calvin what do the sheep and the goats represent?
The Damned and the Elect
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What is our human nature determined by, what does this mean for us?
Determined by the group we have been assigned to and thereby those who are good by nature will go to heaven, those who are not and are part of the damned will go to hell.
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What does being a good person mean to Aquinas?
it is more than just doing the right thing, it is about following the Natural Moral Law which will enable us to reach our divine potential and become good human beings.
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What did Aquinas believe would happen at death?
After a time in purgatory we will find ourselves in the 'Beatific Vision'. The length of time we must endure in purgatory is determined by God, but can be sped up by confessions
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What is Beatific Vision ?
the ultimate direct self communication of God to the individual person. A person possessing the beatific vision reaches, as a member of redeemed humanity in the communion of saints, perfect salvation in its entirety
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What do many Christians argue their purpose is to do?
Establish the kingdom of God. Which means opposing injustice and inequality to bring about the kind of world that God intends for his people
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What is meant by God's Stewards?
Some Christians see this as their role, they must take care of the earth and protect all life upon it
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What is agape?
Christian love - it suggests that love is active and requires a person to sacrifice hi or her own greatest happiness for others
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What is a model for Christian love?
the life, death and Resurrection of Christ in his sacrifice for the good of all
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What does Aquinas' terminology of natural moral law mean?
The rational understanding and following of Gods final purpose for humanity
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How many primary precepts did Aquinas suggest we have to fulfill?
5
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What is the Acronym used to sumarise these precepts?
WORLD
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What are the 5 precepts as suggested by Aristotle?
1)Worship God 2)Ordered Society 3)Reproduce 4)Learning 5)Defend the innocent
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How can Aqunas' natural law be summed up?
Do good, Avoid evil
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