The view that a person holds about the afterlife is bound to affect the value given to this current life. Christian beliefs about life after death are based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What is immortality of the soul?
When a person dies their soul moves on to eternal life in heaven
When a person dies their soul comes back to Earth in another body
When a person dies they live on in the memories of other people
Why do some religious people believe in life after death?
The sacred texts teach there is life after death
They have scientific proof
They have inner wisdom
Why do some atheists accept that there might be an afterlife?
It says so in the scriptures
A sense of déjà vu or Near Death Experiences (NDEs)
Life cannot just end
Why do some people reject the idea of an afterlife?
People saw Jesus after the resurrection so he must not have died on the cross
There are too many people on Earth for this to be possible
There is no scientific proof for it
What is the basis for the Christian belief in an afterlife?
Jesus was born in a stable
Jesus died on a cross
Jesus was resurrected from the dead
What is Heaven?
A state of eternal happiness with God
A state of endless suffering away from God
Coming back to live again on Earth
What is Hell?
Why is the Day of Judgement important for Christians?
On this day it will be decided whether Jesus lives or dies
On this day it will decided where a person will go for all eternity based on past actions and faithfulness
On this day will be shown that God does not love people
Which Christians believe in Purgatory?
All Christians except Roman Catholics
Mostly Roman Catholics
How can Christians get to Heaven?
By believing in God, praying and doing good works
By donating money to the church
By rejecting God