• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The death of Jesus.

Extracts from this document...


RE: Coursework AO1 THE DEATH OF JESUS On the sixth hour, darkness engulfed the land. Then on the ninth hour Jesus cried out loudly "Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani". Translated this mean ,"my God my God, why have you deserted me?" When some of the people watching heard this they said, "Listen he is calling on Elijah" Someone then ran up with a reed with a sponge on it, soaked in vinegar and tried to get Jesus to drink it. Then Jesus cried out loudly and breathed his last breath. A centurion watching him said, "In truth this man was a son of god". The death of Jesus and the events running up to his death helps us to better our understanding, of the significance of Jesus dying for us. ...read more.


By accepting this task he earned the position Lord of humanity. Today we still don't understand the importance of the resurrection in relation to gods "plan". Through his suffering he achieved perfection by doing what God wanted. Jesus death was highly important as it show us the importance of his death and he is a symbol for us to looked to when we are suffering. Life After Death We believe as Christian of an after life there are three places that we believe exist in the afterlife: Heaven Hell Purgatory. As Catholics when a person becomes deceased there is usually a wake for the person when a friends\relative watches over the body during the night. Then the body in coffin is placed in front of the altar .The mass begin when the priest greets the mourners. ...read more.


The three main places that we believe when u die go to are heaven hell and purgatory. Heaven is seen to be a paradise where your purified soul goes. We believe only saints go strait to heaven while the majority of people go to purgatory. Purgatory is a place where u soul is purified so that u may better into heaven most people who are good go purgatory. However some people who turn the back on god and reject him or are just evil go to hell. The Jewish concept at that time of hell was a place of an eternal fire wee men weep and gnashing of teeth. Death should not be seen as the end it should be seen as only the beginning to greater things: to unite with god and be in heaven. Death should not be feared but celebrated ," we only mature when we no are own mortality" ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Capital Punishment section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Capital Punishment essays

  1. The Impact of the Black Death on the Christian Faith

    The Jews - Scapegoats Everywhere in Europe, people looked for divine answers to their questions: where did the plague come from? Why was it here? Was this God's punishment? Such questions could not be answered by the Church. A scapegoat was needed because the people's anger and frustration had to be focused on something.

  2. Outline the arguments for and against life after death? Assess the significance of the ...

    It is extremely difficult to prove that the mind really does leave the body in such experiences. 'Some have argued that OBE's are quite natural events explainable responses of the brain to certain sort of bodily events and that the sense of being outside ones body is entirely subjective'8.

  1. The albatross is described to be "a Christian soul" and it was acclaimed at ...

    His world is idle, isolated, and in stagnation. It is the punishment of being "half-alive" which the mariner finds unbearable. The mariner literally would rather die than exist in a state of suspended animation between life and death. The mariner exists, but he does not really live. Coleridge clearly states that the mariner is lifeless, though in some

  2. Analysing a documentary called "14 Days in May".

    how lonely and isolated these prisoners are, because there they are in this big prison and there is no one they could talk to or interact with, they also don't have any personal possessions in their cabins. This linking back to the idea that even thought Capital Punishment it self

  1. Eternal Darkness.

    The fetid stench of death hung in the air. The orcs thought that humans were extinct. Orcs are not very smart. Link glanced at a picture of his parents. They had been killed by a battalion of orcs who came down from Death Mountain to search for riches.

  2. Death and the Afterlife

    exempt from anyway so they can focus all their attention on the preparations). To carry out every day tasks that the dead can no longer undertake is considered to be mocking and disrespectful. The shomerim consists of friends of the deceased or sometimes communities have an organization whose job it is to do this.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work