Death and the afterlife

1. Why do protestants reject the idea of purgatory

  • Protestants tend to reject the doctrine because it is illogical
  • • Protestants tend to reject the doctrine because it contradicts biblical teaching and suggests that JC’s sacrifice on the cross was not the final act of salvation.
  • Protestants tend to reject the doctrine because their is no biblical evidence
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2. what is Humes problem with hell?

  • It would get boring, especially since we are in there for eternity. Would we not get used to the pain
  • the whole concept of hell calls God’s justice into question because a finite sin could never deserve an infinite punishment
  • there is no biblical evience for hell

3. what is Karl Barths view of election?

  • Unlimited election: Jesus brought salvation for the whole world, through him you can be elected. In spite of this, you have to believe in Christ for this to happen
  • Limited election. Humans, through the fall, don't deserve to go to heaven on their own merit. Only Gods grace allows us to reach heaven.
  • • Predestination- God chooses who will be saved before we are even born. God’s omniscience makes this possible

4. What does Bernard Williams critise about heaven and hell?

  • The afterlife acts purely as a comfort blanket to indicudals who dislike their life/ hope for something better than their current situation. It is purely wish fufuilment
  • questions whether eternity in heaven would be desirable. If we had perfect bodies, no physical limitations, and whatever we wanted to do, would it get boring?
  • There is no empirical evidence for heaven and therefore no logical reason to beleive in it

5. according to John Hick, who gets to heaven?

  • christians including anoymous christians
  • everyone. All religious point to the truth therefore all people will be saved (6 blind men and the elphant)
  • Only chirstians can be saved as christainity is unqiue and the true religion

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