Destiny In Religion

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Religious traditions and beliefs sets form the core of knowledge and attitudes of a religion towards sometimes controversial topics; two of the often overlooked subjects in today's society are death and destiny. Each person’s interpretations of their own religion’s set beliefs can largely impact their own live and the way they see these topics. Reform Judaism, Orthodox Judaism and Catholicism have varied beliefs when it comes to their traditional teachings of death and destiny.

Catholicism is one of the many braches of Christianity. The foundational text for the Catholicism is the Bible, which Catholics believe is the inspired, error-free, and revealed word of God. However the Encyclical, Catechism and Magisterium are also teachings that guide Catholics look to for answers regarding death and destiny. One of the core beliefs of the catholic religion is that baptism, the rite of becoming a Catholic, is necessary for salvation. They also believe in the existence of the Holy Trinity. This is one God in three persons. Catholics embrace the belief that God, the one Supreme Being, is made up of three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Basic Beliefs of Catholicism, 2016). They also use Gods Ten Commandments as a moral compass or ethical standard to live by. The main …show more content…

Catholics believe that at death the soul is separated from the body and is judged immediately, and enters either heaven (immediately or through purgatory) or hell (Summaries of catholic teaching, 2014). They also believe that every soul will unite with its resurrected body just prior to the Last Judgment ("Judgment Day") when Christ returns. Jewish sources are full of references to the fate that awaits us after we die. "But you, go on to the end; you shall rest, and arise to your destiny at the end of the days." (Daniel

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