‘Without a Belief in a Life Beyond Death, Human Existence Is Rendered Meaningless’. Discuss This Statement from a Range of at Least Three Different Perspectives. Essay

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The afterlife or “Death” is a very debateable topic which includes many different theories of what people believe death really is, either in a religious or philosophical view. It is their way to answer what is a much unknown dimension that leads to a religious, or a nonentity destination. Many consider that believing in divine God gives you meaning in life, however some portray that you need meaning from a resource in order to believe in a god. The Christian faith belief on life after death is that of two different places called Heaven and Hell. Heaven in the scripture of the Bible in Revelation 4:6 is described like, “and before the throne [there was] a sea of glass like unto crystal.” The meaning of heaven is to reward the righteous who have believed in God as said in 1 Timothy 4:10 “God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.” As these people have shown that God and Jesus are their meaning in life, then they put their trust in Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. In John 3:16 “As God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not die but have eternal life.” These people have realised they are not perfect i.e. that they are sinful and need a Saviour, and have put their trust in God’s son, the Lord Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of their sins. This will enable them to go to Heaven, which gives them a much enhanced meaning in this life, since everything is then seen in the context of this future existence. “Whoever believes in the Son is not judged; but whoever does not believe in him is already judged.” (John 3:18) This is who Hell is meant for. The place is described in Deuteronomy 32:22 as being “a fire which is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell.” The purpose for those who do not follow God and Jesus is shown in Psalms 9:17 and it says that “the wicked

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