Eternal Life Essays


Artificial Intelligence and Eternal Life Essay

Essay Prompt This need to be structured in MLA format. Prompt for Transcendent Man I first became aware of Ray Kurzweil many years ago, but was introduced to this documentary about him by a student a few semesters ago. I knew his book, The Age of the Spiritual Machines, but hadn’t, up until that time, been aware of his theories concerning “the singularity.” Unquestionably, Kurzweil is a brilliant inventor and a man of vision. His work has helped millions of people – not only those of us who use flatbed scanners, but the millions of those who can now “read” Continue Reading...

Role Of Deuteronomistic History in Enhancing Biblical Undertanding

David if we want to inherit the Kingdom of God and attain eternal life. In our present time, there are challenges that the people of the DH Historian time did not deal with for them to be faithful to God's Covenant. Nonetheless, we are all children of one God, and He does things in His own time because He is our ruler. Therefore, the challenges are there to make us strong and continue believing in Him. Reference List: Nelson, R.D. (2011). The Historical Books: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series. Nashville: Abingdon Press. Continue Reading...

Death and Meaning Of Life in Tuesdays with Morrie

focus on leading a good life, than to cling to a vision of eternal life. This is a view shared by Julienne Grey, who like Mitch in "Tuesdays with Morrie," watches someone she loves die. In "My Mother is not a Bird," Grey points out that she does not believe in Heaven, which seems to shock a lot of people. Similarly, Grey's mom was also uncomfortable with the concept of heaven. "All she wanted was an endless, soundless sleep," (Grey p. 2). One of the ways that Grey and her mom cope with the fear of death is through… Continue Reading...

Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickenson

that death is not the end of anything, but the beginning of eternal life. The poet addresses death directly, presenting death as a character without going so far as to anthropomorphize death. Death is a "he," but he also appears as more a disembodied spirit or abstraction than a person. Nevertheless, the speaker is on intimate terms with death, who is presented as a kind companion or counterpart to life. Death is contrasted with life, with the latter being fleeting and the former being eternal. Whereas life is hurried and harried, death is calm and slow. Death represents eternity,… Continue Reading...

The Eucharist and the Laity

it was His Body and Blood and that whoever ate would have eternal life (Pitre). Since that time, Catholics have celebrated the Mass around this act. Priests are permitted to perform this ritual once per day except on special holy days and in matters of necessity when they must say Mass in multiple places (missionaries for example may say many masses on a Sunday). But Catholics are only obliged to partake of this meal once per year, during the Easter time. Those who are encouraged to participate in this meal are the priest and those Catholics who are in… Continue Reading...

Eucharist and Different Models Of Sacrifice

out, from a sacrifice focused on death to one focused on resurrection and eternal life. In "Six Ways of Salvation: How Does Jesus Save?" the author offers six models of atonement to show the various processes by which Jesus saves. The six models include Jesus as teacher of true knowledge, Jesus as moral example, Jesus as victorious champion and liberator, Jesus as our satisfaction, the happy exchange, and Jesus as final scapegoat. Peters (2006) shows how Jesus's sacrifice is integral to the Eucharist, which is why the model of our satisfaction fits well with Cooke's (1994) analysis of the… Continue Reading...

Christian Worldview

6, Jesus is described as the way, the truth, and life. This means that for Christians to gain the eternal life God promises in the Bible, Jesus must be the channel. They must accept Jesus as their only saviour. Restoration Jesus died on the cross to restore man’s relationship with God. God intended Jesus’ death to bring back humans to the will of God. Based on this premise, the solution to human problems is to have faith that Jesus died for the sins of humans – salvation (Cosgrove, 2006). Such an acknowledgement means that humans get closer to God… Continue Reading...

Religion and the Bible Sermon Development

are better than the goats. It is because Heaven and eternal life are only available to those who belong to Christ. Only those who have given their hearts, their souls, their lives over to the will of God are capable of being raised up, carried by God into the Kingdom of Heaven. We learn this throughout scripture. The Kingdom of Heaven is unlike any earthly domain. It is not a Kingdom ruled through force, or through wealth, or through any of the other trappings of political power we are used to here on Earth. Rather, God rules in Heaven.… Continue Reading...

Preaching the Bible to a Modern Audience

(Matthew 25:32). However, the stakes seem higher in Matthew’s model. Justice means either eternal punishment versus eternal life. Of course, eternal life can only be located through faith in Christ. Both the Ezekiel and the Matthew versions of the sheep and goats offer instruction in how to properly guide a congregation, and to encourage ethical living throughout an entire Christian community. In both cases, God ultimately distinguishes between the sheep and the goats, uplifting the weak and humble who have devoted their lives to service while “destroying” the egotistical whims of those who have grown “fat” or “strong” through… Continue Reading...