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Nura Hassan Life after death "Describe the teachings and beliefs of the religion which you are studying about death and what may happen afterwards" All Christians believe that when someone dies, that person goes to either hell or heaven, the Christian view points differ as there is no agreement on some aspects of heaven and hell, for instance how to get there. An ontological Christian believes that it's how much you love god (his essence of being) that matters. The more you love God the more chance you have of going to heaven. In Romans 10 :9 Jesus says, "if you confess that Jesus is the Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved", which means if you believe and love God than you will be saved from hell. The Functional Christian belief is that the more good you do (physically) like going to church etc. then the more chance you have of going to heaven, implying 'do good things get good things'. They believe that it's your deeds that will choose your position in the afterlife. They may refer to the bible teaching Mark 10: 40-42; "and who ever welcomes a good man because he is good, will share in his reward. ...read more.

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They may follow the 10 commandments in order to help them live life in a way which pleases god. all Christians believe that to go to heaven or hell they will be judged by God, if Christians believe in this then they will live there lives following i.e. the bible and serve god. A functional Christian would do things like go to church regularly, give to charity. They would avoid sinning and make sure they live there lives to please god and follow in Jesus' footsteps. The functional Christian will go on there lives by obeying gods laws and following Jesus examples through actions and words. An ontological Christian would perform his acts of worship through prayer, thanking god or asking god for help. They might go to church or ask for prayer through someone closer to god e.g. the priest. Some bible teachings that support this are: "So my council is: do not worry about things- food, drink and cloths for you already have life and a body and they are more important than what to eat or wear." Matthew 6:25 this is where Jesus is saying that you shouldn't worry about materialistic things like food and cloths like famous people are so materialistic because they feel they have to act a certain way. ...read more.

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A Christian supporting this argument might claim that you should enjoy life as long as you love god ontologically, in Romans 10:9 "if you confess that Jesus is lord and believe god raised him from death you will be saved" they believe God will forgive your sins and you will go to heaven. A functional Christian might argue that if you enjoy your life now and displease god in doing so then you will go to hell, as Jesus portrayed the purpose of your actions and prayers should be whole heatedly and for the purpose of god A Christian would use this quote as proof of what happens next - Revelation 20:13-15 13 "The sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the grave[a] gave up the dead in them. They were all judged according to their deeds. 14And death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death--the lake of fire. 15And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire." And that you do now depends on what happens to you in the afterlife. ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 - ...read more.

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