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Explain what Christians believe about the death of Jesus and life after death.

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Explain what Christians believe about the death of Jesus and life after death. Throughout Jesus' life on Earth, he preached God's word, fulfilling the mission on Earth he was given, which he admits when saying, "Yes, I am a king. I was born for this. I came into the world for this, to bear witness to my truth, and all who are on the side of the truth, listen to my voice." This was Jesus' commitment to God. Due to this, Judas, Pilate, religious leaders and other Romans felt that Jesus was a threat to their people as they may look upon Jesus as a way out, freedom for them. "Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples went off to the chief priests in order to betray Jesus to them." ...read more.

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After he had died, he was taken and buried in a tomb. Jesus died for our sins, which sealed the new covenant between the Jews and the Gentiles. He fulfilled his life and mission. However three days after Jesus was buried in the tomb, proclaimed dead, he resurrected. When the women went to the tomb, it was empty, his body and soul had been resurrected. This showed the divinity of Jesus, he was the Son of God. Jesus obviously had the power to be resurrected being the Son of God, he was obviously different to us. So therefore, Christians believe in Heaven and Hell, that is where Christains go when they die. Heaven is not a physical place, it is where your soul goes to be with God. ...read more.

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Some also believe that most people go to purgatory where they are cleansed of their sins before they reach heaven. Most Christians agree that these places are some sort of state of mind. Belief in an afterlife is an important part of Christian belief. In fact, if a person believes God exists it is natural to then assume the existence of an afterlife (or a place separate from this life), where God dwells. Most people in religions believe that a person has both a body and a soul and that when the body dies the soul will live on in an afterlife (or be reborn in a new life). The soul is also believed to be immortal, which means it will never die. In Christianity the Bible teaches that there are two places where the soul is sent after being judged by God. These being heaven and hell. ...read more.

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