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What do Christians believe about the death of Jesus and life after death.

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What do Christians believe about the death of Jesus and life after death. Christians recognise that the death of Jesus was the start to a new religion, Christianity. This is why they take part in Holy Communion, to rein-act Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples. He gave them bread wine which they shared; this was representing Jesus' body as the bread and the wine as his blood. He was the ultimate sacrifice to all Christians as he surrendered his life in order to set their sins free for eternity and this would enable everybody to go Heaven. Roman Catholics believed that they would go to purgatory which is a place between Heaven and Hell, you are almost trapped, and some people see it as a preparation to get ready to go to Heaven. Jesus was known as the sacrificial lamb because when he was alive, Jews would sacrifice one day of the year where they would transfer all their sins onto the lamb and then kill it in the Holy of Holies in the Jewish Temple. ...read more.

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We know this because we are told in the Gospel of Mark. Jesus was scourged before he was crucified, nailed to the cross, insulted and had people gambling for his clothes. The Romans were also being sarcastic and had placed a crown of thorns on his head to show people Jesus was the "king". Christians believe that he was a human being and he suffered. When Jesus was on the cross he said, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani", it was Aramaic for, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Jesus was at his lowest point and felt that God had left him, but in the Gospel of Mark we were always told that God is with us and never leaves even when we are facing bad situations. It was also believed that darkness over came the light when Jesus was about to die. The darkness represented the evil and death overcoming the good to rule the world. But when he essentially came to die the light had shone, to Christians this was the end of one story but the beginning of the next. ...read more.

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Mark wanted to get across that everyone is allowed into the Kingdom of God, even though he was a Gentile and not a Jew he was still accepted into the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God was the main message Jesus needed to get across to the people of the world before it was too late. The Sadducees asked Jesus a question in something they did not believe in, which was resurrection. They were interested to know about a lady who got married seven times but all of her husbands had died. They wanted to know when this lady died which husband she would be married to when she was resurrected. Jesus replied angrily by saying "When you are in Heaven you do not think about earthly things, but you are going to be concerned with spiritual things and you are angels in heaven and not people". Overall Christians believe that the death of Jesus and life after death is the vital part of Christianity and this is how it started. The death of Jesus did not destroy him and he is still with us in our everyday life. ?? ?? ?? ?? Gurleen Chaggar ...read more.

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