Rapture

What Is Rapture? The rapture is an eschatological concept of certain Christians, particularly within branches of American evangelicalism, consisting of an end time event when all Christian believers who are alive will rise along with the resurrected dead believers into Heaven and join Christ. This is a theory that grew out...

Intermediate State

Intermediate State In some forms of Christian eschatology, the intermediate state or interim state is a person’s “intermediate” existence between one’s death and the universal resurrection. In addition, there are beliefs in a particular judgment right after death and a general judgement or last judgment after the resurrection. Christians looked for an imminent end...

What Is Purgatory?

Purgatory Catholic doctrine Purgatory (Lat., “purgare”, to make clean, to purify) in accordance with Catholic teaching is a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God’s grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions. The faith of the Church concerning purgatory is clearly expressed...

Limbo and Purgatory

Purgatory

What Is Purgatory? Purgatory (purgatorium, via Anglo-Norman and Old French)[1] is an intermediate state after physical death for expiatory purification.[2] Roman Catholic doctrine holds that this state exists and that those being purified can be helped by the prayers of the living.[3] In the speculation of theologians and in popular imagination, purgatory is a place where this purification is done by...

Heaven in Christianity

Heaven in Christianity In Christianity, heaven is traditionally the location of the throne of God as well as the holy angels.[2][3] In traditional Christianity, it is considered to be a physical place in the afterlife. In most forms of Christianity, heaven is also understood as the abode for the righteous dead in the afterlife, usually a temporary stage...

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Just Do Your Best

Just Do Your Best It’s not always easy to know which path to follow, which decision to make, or what to do. Life is a series of new horizons, new hopes, new days, and changes that come to you. And we will need some help with these things from time...

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep Do not stand at my grave and weep,  I am not there, I do not sleep.  I am in a thousand winds that blow,  I am the softly falling snow.  I am the gentle showers of rain,  I am the fields of...

Life Without Friendship

Life Without Friendship Life without friendship…. is like the dawn without the sun. Life without friendship…. is like the sky without the moon when the evening has begun. Life without friendship…. is like a rose without rain. Life without friendship…. just wouldn’t be the same. Life without friendship…. is like...

Do Not Go Gently Into That Goodnight

Do Not Go Gently Into That Goodnight Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning...

The Comfort of Friends

The Comfort of Friends They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies. Nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same divine principle; the root and record of their friendship. If absence be not death, neither is...

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The Dream

The Dream dare to dream for tomorrow i hear it in the wind it beckons me to follow like a cool breeze on a hot day hope is a big word it is what i long for each day it means new beginnings it means a new way they say...

God Saw

God Saw God saw the road was getting rough, The hill was hard to climb; He gently closed those loving eyes And whispered “Peace Be Thine.” The weary hours, the days of pain, The sleepless nights have passed; The ever patient worn-out frame Has found sweet rest at last. God...

They Are Not Dead

They Are Not Dead They are not dead, Who leave us this great heritage of remembering joy. They still live in our hearts, In the happiness we knew, in the dreams we shared. They still breathe, In the lingering fragrance,windblown, from their favourite flowers. They still smile in the moonlight’s...

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I Thought

I Thought  I thought I saw your face today, in the sparkle of the morning sun. And then I heard the angel say, “Their work on earth is done.” I thought I heard your voice today, then laugh your hearty laugh. And then I heard the angel say, “There’s peace...

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When I Must Leave You

When I Must Leave You “When I must leave you for a little while Please do not grieve and shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years. But start out bravely with a gallant smile; And for my sake and in my name Live on and...

Heaven or Paradise

If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If Tears Could Build A Stairway If tears could build a stairway,  and memories a lane. I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say “Goodbye”. You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why....

Christian Eschatology

Christian Eschatology Christian eschatology is a major branch of study within Christian theology dealing with the “last things.” Eschatology, from two Greek words meaning “last” (ἔσχατος) and “study” (-λογία), is the study of ‘end things’, whether the end of an individual life, the end of the age, the end of...

Assumption of Mary

Assumption of Mary The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (often shortened to the Assumption) is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy,[3] the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and...

Prayer for The Dead

Prayer for The Dead Wherever there is a belief in the continued existence of human personality through and after death, religion naturally concerns itself with the relations between the living and the dead. And where the idea of a future judgment or a resurrection of the dead or of purgatory exists, prayers are often offered on behalf of the dead to...

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Afterlife

What Is Afterlife? The afterlife (life after death) is the belief that the essential part of an individual’s identity or the stream of consciousness continues after the death of the physical body. According to various ideas about the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may...

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