This Assessment Is Based On Life After Death From A Roman

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This assessment is based on life after death from a Roman Catholicism perspective. The Roman Catholic Church is based on the teachings and life of Jesus Christ, his spreading of the word and all the good he did. The belief of life after death is paramount to the church 's faith as it based of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic Church 's beliefs about life after death can be outlined in 4 sections: judgement, heaven, hell and purgatory. The Roman Catholic Church Judgement One of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church is that when we die we are judged by the Lord, the Lord judges us on how we have lived our lives on earth; good or bad. It teaches us that “Judgement Day” is the final and eternal judgment by God of the…show more content…
This belief that the Roman Catholics have occurs on the day they call “Judgement Day” which is when we die. Heaven The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Heaven is considered a state, a condition of existence, rather than a particular place somewhere in the cosmos. Pope John Paul II declared: "The 'heaven ' or 'happiness ' in which we will find ourselves is neither an abstraction nor a physical place in the clouds, but a living, personal relationship with the Holy Trinity.It is our meeting with the Father which takes place in the risen Christ through the communion of the Holy Spirit." Christians who die not purified must pass through a state of purification before entering into heaven. This belief and teaching of Heaven is shown in the Roman Catholic Catechism #1023 Those who die in God 's grace and friendship and are perfectly purified live forever with Christ. They are like God for ever, for they "see him as he is," face to face:” This adds onto the idea that those who enter heaven and die for God are “perfectly purified.” It enforces the idea that you must be pure before you can enter. This belief is further followed up in the sacred texts and scriptures of Roman Catholicism in Matthew 18:3. “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” This emphasises that to enter the kingdom of heaven you must become like a child, This supports the idea of being fully purified
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