Importance of the present life

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Psalm 139 - Planned existence
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
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Matthew 25:46 - some people view judgement as a way to live their present life
6 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
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Gal 2:16 - The idea of judgement isn't always clear? Can you be a Christain without being a good person or a good person without being a Christian?!
"Yet we know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ"
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John Calvin
Damned and the elect. Predestination.
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Thomas Aquinas
Natural moral law. Beatific vision.
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John Hick’s soul - making theodicy
Our life is seen as a pilgrimage from moral & spiritual immaturity into the “likeness of God” achieved through responding freely to the challenges of this world.
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Buddhism
"The present life should be considered the best and most excellent of all"
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Secular (Confucius, 500BCE)
"Forget the gods, the 'Here and now' is what is important".
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Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
“There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point... The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”
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Jean - Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980) was one of the most famous & influential existentialists.
His main con- cerns were “being” and “ethics”. In 1943, Sartre published “ Being and Nothingness” in which he iden- tified 2 main ways in which people can live: 1. Authentically 2. In a state of self deception (Sartre called this bad faith )
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6 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

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