Christians believe that God created the world and all that is in it. It is believed that humanity is created in the image of God, and that God gave people free will therefore there is good and evil in the world. The Ten Commandments are guidelines received by Moses from God on how adherents can lead good lives. They should not be avoided in fear of punishment, but embraced as a way to be saved from The Fall, where humans make sinful choices. Adherents believe meaning can be found in their response to evil and suffering.
In The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, Dante uses great imagery to depict the exact nature of the intense punishments the dwellers of Hell are put through by Satan. Dante uses the Dark Woods to represent a sinful life on Earth, and therefore they are what leads Dante and Virgil into Hell. He uses imagery to describe these woods as “so rank, so arduous a wilderness! Its very memory gives a shape to fear” (Alighieri 4). One of the more drastic punishments in the novel for sinners is for the Sodomites, who were violent against nature; they were punished by having to eternally walk under a rain of fire, constantly burning.
The people who fork through the trash symbolize that we may, one day pick at the remnants of our long lost culture, 'with an eternity in which to turn up some peculiar sensation'. Furthering this image of hell, Charon, “the demon with the long barge pole” from Greek mythology, is depicted as “a man, wiping his eyes”. The speaker alliteratively remarks, “Someone who worked here would have to weep,” highlighting the difference between reality, and hell, the speaker then comments on this image, “how can he avoid a hatred of men?” This comparison emphasizes the dark reality of the situation, leading to the downfall of humanity. Gray further extends the horrific experience to the reader
It shows Christians that they should help everyone who is in need, leaving no one behind. Jesus also has the Commandment of Love, ‘you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart ... You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. The Commandments of Love underpins the relationship between God and his believers. The Ten Commandments are a list of religious rules given to the people of Israel by God. It outlines the behaviours that are not allowed personally or not to be tolerated in others.
At the end, Dante comes to the final circle of hell to see Satan’s three heads perpetually chewing on Brutus, Cassius, and Judas, the three great traitors. The relevance of Dante’s Inferno to society can be seen in the first Canto. “Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood” (Alighieri, 194). This represents those who go astray in life, who have fallen into temptation, committed sin, and cannot seem to bring them self back to God. Dante describes the dark wood: “Its very memory gives a shape to fear” (Alighieri, 194).
The Bible states that with Jesus we have better hope, and that our rewards for living life His way will be better. We also know from Hebrews that heaven is the better place to be. We know that heaven is place where streets are paved with gold, there is no sickness and no one is ever sad. Jesus had way better sacrifices than we did. He lived His life sin free then died on the cross for our sins.
Through the belief in redemptive suffering, the adherents do not require euthanasia and the notion of euthanasia becomes redundant for true believers in Christ. Redemptive suffering in the case of Christ paying the price for sin by giving his life for others.
Beginning in chapter 12 Paul discussed how Christians are to live. In Romans 12:1 Paul urges the Christians: “in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” Paul continuously reminds the people to live above reproach and renew their minds so that they do not become part of the world. In the entire book of Romans Paul discusses the topic of how we as Christians should live, but Moo makes a great point in our book of how chapter 12 is a more in depth teaching on this matter. Moo states that "All theology is practical, and all practice, if it is truly Christian, is theological. Paul's gospel is deeply theological, but it is also eminently practical.
Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment, heaven and hell just as they do in Christianity. The difference is Christian believe those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior will be spared eternal life in hell and given the promised life in heaven. Muslims believe your place in eternal life whether heaven or hell depends on if your good outweigh the sins in your life. Sources