We only have one life and it's on earth
Some Christians may strongly disagree with this statement. This is because Christians believe there is an afterlife. Although the body dies and is buried or cremated, Christians believe that their unique soul lives on and is raised to new life by God. Their belief that Jesus rose from the dead gives Christians hope that if they follow Jesus’ teachings and accept him as their Lord and Saviour, then this new resurrection life awaits them. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.” However some Atheists would argue that there is no life after death. This is because there is no solid evidence of life after death and no religions that make claims about an afterlife concur with other religions. For example in Hinduism after death one is reincarnated as another life form until you reach perfection and are one with Moksha. I agree with the Atheist view finding it hard to believe in an afterlife without existential evidence I also find it hard to believe as no religions can agree on what the afterlife is. Some Christians believe in heaven, hell and purgatory. Christians believe that God is just and fair, and so cannot let evil go unpunished. Most believe in the idea of judgement after death, and that God will treat people in the afterlife according to how they lived their life on earth. Although heaven is often mentioned in the Bible, it is rarely described. Christians therefore have very different ideas about it. The Bible is even less specific about hell, and Christians have very different ideas about this too. Some Christians believe that hell is a place of suffering, and of separation from God. Others believe that hell is a spiritual state of being separated from God for eternity. Some Christians, including Roman Catholics, believe in purgatory. This is an in-between state for the majority of people of waiting for heaven, a time of cleansing from sin and preparing for heaven....
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