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Also, Christ is the Son of God and took on the form of a man. The fact that He rose from the dead serves as proof that He was not merely a human. Humans cannot return to life from death. If He had remained dead, it would have undermined the claim that He was the Son of God. By returning alive and well, He confirms all that He said about Himself being the Son of God.




The Watery Grave: The Life and Death of the Cru...



Even before recorded history, people buried the dead with food, weapons, valuables and other useful items. The living apparently thought the dead would need these things after death, implying a belief in an afterlife.


People who study science and medicine have come to very different conclusions about the afterlife. Some think that to believe in science means the supernatural, including life after death, is not possible. Others believe that science proves, or at least points to, the possibility of life after death.


Philosophy also has a lot to say on this subject. Ancient philosophers like Socrates and Plato believed that when the body died, the soul lived on. Years later, Immanuel Kant concluded that morality requires life after death as well as the existence of a just judge.


Buddhism. There are several types of Buddhism with distinct teachings about the afterlife. In general, Buddhism teaches that eternal, individual souls do not exist but that after death, people usually experience reincarnation based on their actions and desires in this life. The ultimate goal is to end the cycle of reincarnation and reach an enlightened state called Nirvana. This is achieved through meditation, religious practice and the elimination of desire, hatred and ignorance.


Hinduism. Hinduism includes a large variety of beliefs and practices and is both a religion and a culture. The core Hindu belief about what happens after death focuses on reincarnation. Most Hindus believe in an eternal, immortal soul that is reincarnated at death based on its actions in life, known as its karma. The consequences of karma are automatic and cannot be avoided.


Unitarian Universalism. Unitarianism does not have a core set of beliefs and does not promote universal truth. It emphasizes tolerance and rational thought. Unitarians may or may not believe in God or the supernatural, and its focus is on this life. Some Unitarians believe that people cease to exist after death, while others believe there is some sort of afterlife or unification with God or the universe.


Atheism. Atheists do not believe in God or gods and generally do not believe in an afterlife. Most believe that at death, a person simply ceases to exist. Some people who do not believe in God, and are therefore technically atheists, do still believe in some sort of afterlife.


Humanism. Humanism teaches that the physical world is all there is and there is no life after death. Humanists believe people should focus on the human experience because at death they will cease to exist.


The Bible tells us we earn eternal separation from God because of our decision to live life apart from God. This is why the story of Adam and Eve that we read in Genesis is so significant. They chose to eat the forbidden fruit because they thought it would give them equality with God. The consequence of their action was that death came into the world.


The baptism of Jesus and his crucifixion are considered to be two historically certain facts about Jesus.[76][77] James Dunn states that these "two facts in the life of Jesus command almost universal assent" and "rank so high on the 'almost impossible to doubt or deny' scale of historical facts" that they are often the starting points for the study of the historical Jesus.[76] Bart Ehrman states that the crucifixion of Jesus on the orders of Pontius Pilate is the most certain element about him.[78] John Dominic Crossan states that the crucifixion of Jesus is as certain as any historical fact can be.[79] Eddy and Boyd state that it is now "firmly established" that there is non-Christian confirmation of the crucifixion of Jesus.[66] Craig Blomberg states that most scholars in the third quest for the historical Jesus consider the crucifixion indisputable.[4] Christopher M. Tuckett states that, although the exact reasons for the death of Jesus are hard to determine, one of the indisputable facts about him is that he was crucified.[80]


Christians believe that Jesus' death was instrumental in restoring humankind to relationship with God.[195][196] Christians believe that through Jesus' death and resurrection[197][198] people are reunited with God and receive new joy and power in this life as well as eternal life. Thus the crucifixion of Jesus along with his resurrection restores access to a vibrant experience of God's presence, love and grace as well as the confidence of eternal life.[199]


The crucifixion of Jesus is recorded in the New Testament books, known as the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This Bible story is the central summary of the saving Gospel of Jesus. Jesus had prophesied of his death in Matthew "from that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life." Jesus understood that his life would be required as a sacrifice for the sins of man.


As his fingers touch it, there is a vibration and it seems as if the nearby shadows in the corners reach up towards his hands. Percy pulls back in time, but Vex and Trinket notice a little too late as there is a burst of death energy for a ten-foot radius around the entire sarcophagus. Percy avoids it, but Trinket and Vex (with a natural one save) suffer fifty-six points of necrotic damage, instantly killing Vex. Zahra immediately runs over and feeds her a healing potion with no effect. Vax climbs up out of the chasm and to his horror, sees his sister cold and lifeless on the ground being cradled by Zahra. He runs over, picks her up, and pours a greater healing potion into her mouth with no effect. He is growing more and more angry and frustrated, when Kash says he can Revivify her and sprinkles diamonds across her chest. He hesitates, fearful that it will draw Vesh's attention and her potential to "destroy everything", but then decides to go forward with the ritual. Dark energy swirls from him, touching the diamonds which shatter upon impact, and seeping into Vex's corpse. Her back arches, her body lifts slightly in place, and her arms drape, dangling and scraping against the stone beneath her as she is elevated.


Orange is an anime that everyone seems to keep an eye on. It is not surprising that an obsessive fan would tell you to read the manga and watch the anime. This school life romance drama is about a teenage girl (Naho Takamiya) who discovers a letter written by her future self. A twist to the usual school life anime, Orange is an emotional rollercoaster of life and death.


Colorful takes on another realm when it comes to sin and death. A soul appears in the body of Makoto who committed suicide but it must figure out the reason why Makoto died and the sin that the soul had committed in the past life. The title of the film happens to be the complete opposite when it comes to the dark themes.


Proclaiming Christ and bearing witness to him, when done in a way that respects consciences, does not violate freedom. Faith demands a free adherence on the part of man, but at the same time faith must also be offered to him, because the "multitudes have the right to know the riches of the mystery of Christ-riches in which we believe that the whole of humanity can find, in unsuspected fullness, everything that it is gropingly searching for concerning God, man and his destiny, life and death, and truth.... This is why the Church keeps her missionary spirit alive, and even wishes to intensify it in the moment of history in which we are living."13 But it must also be stated, again with the Council, that "in accordance with their dignity as persons, equipped with reason and free will and endowed with personal responsibility, all are impelled by their own nature and are bound by a moral obligation to seek truth, above all religious truth. They are further bound to hold to the truth once it is known, and to regulate their whole lives by its demands."14


To the question, "why mission?" we reply with the Church's faith and experience that true liberation consists in opening oneself to the love of Christ. In him, and only in him, are we set free from all alienation and doubt, from slavery to the power of sin and death. Christ is truly "our peace" (Eph 2:14); "the love of Christ impels us" (2 Cor 5:14), giving meaning and joy to our life. Mission is an issue of faith, an accurate indicator of our faith in Christ and his love for us.


16. By raising Jesus from the dead, God has conquered death, and in Jesus he has definitely inaugurated his kingdom. During his earthly life, Jesus was the Prophet of the kingdom; after his passion, resurrection and ascension into heaven he shares in God's power and in his dominion over the world (cf. Mt 28:18; Acts 2:36; Eph 1:18-21). The resurrection gives a universal scope to Christ's message, his actions and whole mission. The disciples recognize that the kingdom is already present in the person of Jesus and is slowly being established within man and the world through a mysterious connection with him.


The Spirit offers the human race" the light and strength to respond to its highest calling"; through the Spirit, "mankind attains in faith to the contemplation and savoring of the mystery of God's design"; indeed, "we are obliged to hold that the Holy Spirit offers everyone the possibility of sharing in the Paschal Mystery in a manner known to God."37 The Church "is aware that humanity is being continually stirred by the Spirit of God and can therefore never be completely indifferent to the problems of religion" and that "people will always...want to know what meaning to give their life, their activity and their death."38 The Spirit, therefore, is at the very source of man's existential and religious questioning, a questioning which is occasioned not only by contingent situations but by the very structure of his being.39 041b061a72


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