RE B601 - End of Life

Beth Coiley
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Beth Coiley
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GCSE RE Mind Map on RE B601 - End of Life, created by Beth Coiley on 05/26/2015.

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RE B601 - End of Life
  1. Heaven
    1. Christian beliefs about Heaven
      1. Medieval beliefs
        1. More traditional - angels playing harps etc
        2. New Testament
          1. No suffering or pain - God will rule Earth
          2. Beatific vision
            1. Some believe they will have a direct view of God
              1. And that this will give total happiness
            2. Apostle's Creed
              1. People will have their physical body in heaven
              2. Many Christians simply believe that...
                1. Heaven is being in God's presence
              3. Quotes to include
                1. "There will be no death or mourning or crying or pain"
                  1. Revelation 21:4
                  2. "The right time has come... And the Kingdom of God is near!"
                    1. Mark 1:15
                2. Hell
                  1. Catholic beliefs about Hell
                    1. Hell is eternal
                      1. Some Catholics believe that Hell is not a place...
                        1. ...It is simply a state of being.
                      2. Other Christian beliefs about Hell
                        1. Some Christians believe that...
                          1. Hell is simply a place without God.
                        2. Quotes to include
                          1. "And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever;
                            1. "And they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image..."
                              1. Revelation 14:11
                            2. "Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire!
                          2. Purgatory
                            1. Roman Catholic beliefs about Purgatory
                              1. Very few people are ready to go to heaven after death
                                1. ... because they are not free from sin.
                                  1. So they go to purgatory
                                    1. And stay there until their souls are ready for heaven
                                2. Fire - to 'cleanse their souls'
                                3. Quotes to include
                                  1. "The faithful who are still pilgrims on Earth...
                                    1. ... Are able to help the souls in purgatory...
                                      1. ... By offering prayers in suffrage for them."
                                        1. This means that Catholics often pray for the deceased
                                          1. While other Christian denominations do not.
                                4. Redemption
                                  1. COLLECTIVE TERM
                                    1. Jesus died on the cross...
                                      1. ... To redeem the sins of humanity.
                                        1. All humans, believers in God or not, can be redeemed.
                                    2. The soul
                                      1. Christian beliefs about the soul
                                        1. Non-physical part of us that makes us unique
                                          1. Completes us as people
                                            1. Plays a large part in guiding us during life
                                              1. Most Christians believe that humans have souls and animals do not
                                                1. Lives on after physical death
                                                  1. Immortal
                                                    1. Jesus conquered death when he was resurrected
                                                      1. It is suggested that Abraham and Moses live on in a spiritual realm
                                                    2. Many believe it is having a soul that separates us from other creatures
                                                      1. And God "Breathed into his nostrils the breath of life"
                                                        1. Genesis 2:7
                                                        2. God "Created man in his own image"
                                                          1. Does this mean our souls are in God's image?
                                                      2. What Plato said about the soul
                                                        1. It is like a chariot driver
                                                          1. Horses and chariot are the mind and body
                                                        2. What St Francis of Assisi said about animals and souls
                                                          1. "Not to hurt the creatures is our first duty to them...
                                                            1. ... But to stop there is not enough."
                                                              1. "We have a higher mission...
                                                                1. ... To be of service to them whenever they require it."
                                                              2. Salvation
                                                                1. PERSONAL TERM
                                                                  1. Christians believe that God has given us the gift of free will
                                                                    1. Christ's death opened the gates of heaven...
                                                                      1. This means at all people MIGHT be saved.
                                                                        1. However, you can reject this because of free will.
                                                                          1. If you choose to accept and follow Jesus, you can gain salvation...
                                                                            1. ... And go to heaven.
                                                                  2. Funerals
                                                                    1. Ceremony marking the end of a person's life
                                                                      1. Series of rites/rituals
                                                                      2. Christian funerals
                                                                        1. If a person is dying, they can confess their sins to a Minister
                                                                          1. Anointed with oil of Unction
                                                                            1. This is consecrated each year by a bishop
                                                                          2. Bible reading - reflects Christian views of afterlife
                                                                            1. Commonly John 11:25
                                                                            2. Prayers
                                                                              1. Said for both deceased and family
                                                                              2. Eulogy
                                                                                1. Given by vicar, priest or relative/friend
                                                                                  1. Remembers the life of the deceased
                                                                                  2. Eucharist
                                                                                    1. Some Christians celebrate the Eucharist during the service
                                                                                      1. Reminds of Jesus' death and resurrection
                                                                                        1. Gives hope for eternal life
                                                                                      2. Commital
                                                                                        1. Body is buried or cremated
                                                                                          1. "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope or resurrection to eternal life"
                                                                                        2. Hymns
                                                                                          1. Suggested hymns or songs can be sung
                                                                                      3. Judgement
                                                                                        1. Quotes to include
                                                                                          1. "He will come again to judge the living and the dead"
                                                                                            1. Apostles Creed
                                                                                          2. Parousia or second coming
                                                                                            1. Return or Christ to Earth
                                                                                              1. Coincides with Day of Judgement
                                                                                            2. Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
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