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Explain the beliefs that Christians of various denominations hold about their responsibility for those a the end of their lives

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Claude McDonald AO1 19/1/03 Explain the beliefs that Christians of various denominations hold about their responsibility for those a the end of their lives James, Jeremiah, Corinthians, they all teach different, and wise words concerning the quality of our bodies, minds, and souls. We as Catholics believe that we are all Gods gift, specially crafted by his own hands and sent to do his good work, therefore we should treasure our bodies. With this in mind I will start by looking at some of the main biblical points that we as Christians believe in. Jesus has crafted us from his own hand, and our bodies are temples. Jesus was able to heal many people while he was alive, and we believe he was able to do this because he is the son of God, this means to us that God wants to heal those who are sick. ...read more.

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They should die with dignity, and not confused and in pain. Christians do this because it is what we have learnt from God. As I said in the beginning there are many different beliefs and ideas that different denominations hold about this idea of caring for people before their deaths. Many denominations have strict rules on how to treat ill and dying people in their religion. Some religions like the Quakers have a diverse attitude towards caring for a dying person, they prefer to have the person surrounded by their community of friends, facing the death all together in a "clearness meeting" and in a spirit of worship and love. ...read more.

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Church as Christ's design for the sacrament of anointing of the sick. It shows that such an anointing was given by the early Church, that the minister was a Church leader (presbyter, priest), and that Christ was present through the anointing and prayer to bring healing. The exact kind of healing is not specified. The expressions "save" and "raise up" might refer to a physical cure, spiritual healing, or being raised to eternal life. The pastoral practice of the Church today calls for the anointing of the sick in case of serious illness-physical, emotional, or mental. Thus a person might be anointed when sick with pneumonia, when preparing for surgery, when seriously depressed. ...read more.

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