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Life After Death Intro

Life After Death Intro

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 JAT – Intro to Life After Death
Life After Death – An Introduction
Revelation 21 – The New Heaven
 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven andthe first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I sawthe holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven fromGod, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loudvoice from the throne saying,‘See, the home of God is among mortals.He will dwell with them;they will be his peoples,and God himself will be with them;he will wipe every tear from their eyes.Death will be no more;mourning and crying and pain will be no more,for the first things have passed away.’
 John 20 - Jesus Appears to the Disciples
19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, andthe doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked forfear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peacebe with you.’
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After he said this, he showed them his hands and hisside. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
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 Jesus saidto them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so Isend you.’
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When he had said this, he breathed on them and said tothem, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit…26A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomaswas with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stoodamong them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’
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 Then he said to Thomas,‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and putit in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’
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 Thomas answered him, ‘MyLord and my God!’
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 Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed becauseyou have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yethave come to believe.’
1 Corinthians 15 – Paul on the Resurrection of the Body
35 But someone will ask, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?’
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Fool! What you sow does not come to lifeunless it dies.
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And as for what you sow, you do not sow the bodythat is to be, but a bare seed, perhaps of wheat or of some othergrain.
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But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.
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 There are both heavenly bodies and earthlybodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one thing, and that of theearthly is another…
 
 JAT – Intro to Life After Death42 So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown isperishable, what is raised is imperishable.
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It is sown in dishonour, itis raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
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It issown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is aphysical body, there is also a spiritual body.
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 Just as we have bornethe image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the manof heaven.
Points to Consider
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What concepts appear to occur in examples such as these?
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Why do you think such stories are bedrocks for some people’sfaiths??
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How might a believer justify their beliefs in the texts above?
Other Interpretations of Life After Death/HeavenThe Ancient Greeks Hindus
 The immortal Gods on Mount OlympusReincarnation Samsara/Moksha
Some Key Terminology
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Body/Soul
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Reincarnation
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