The Death of Christianity




But for Christians the concept of death is not limited to purely physical sense, returning to dust. In the Orthodox Theological Encyclopedia archimandrite Nikifor (edition of 1891) read: "Death is twofold: physical and spiritual. Body death is that the body is deprived of soul, which enlivened him, and the spiritual that the soul is deprived of the grace of God, which enlivened its highest spiritual life. Dusha may die, but not as the body dies. The body, which dies, loses sense and destroyed, and the soul, when sin dies, is deprived of spiritual light, joy and bliss, but not destroyed, not destroyed, but remains in a state of darkness, sorrow and suffering. Death entered the world through the sin of our ancestors. All are born from Adam, affected by sin, and sin itself. As a source of infected naturally flows an infected stream, so from the father, affected by sin and death because , occurs naturally infected by sin, and therefore mortal offspring. On the death as punishment for the fall of man described in many books of scripture. Detailed discussion on this topic, for example, in the epistle to the Romans of St. Paul: "Wherefore, as by one man sin, come into the world, sin and death, and death has passed into all men, because all sinned. For until the law sin was in the world of sin is not imputed when there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses and the nesogreshivshimi like the crime of Adam, who is the image of the future. But the gift of grace, not as a crime. For if one were subjected to a crime death, many, how much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, pereizbytochestvuet for many. And the gift is not a court for a sinner, for the court for a crime - to condemn, but the gift of grace - to justify many of the crimes . For if the crime of one death reigned through one, much less accept the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through a single Jesus Christ. "Therefore, as a crime of all men condemn, so righteousness of all men to justification of life" (Riml. 5.12 -18). Thinking about the features of the orthodox perception of death, Archimandrite Cyprian in the "Prayer for the dead", wrote: "In addition to torment and power of hell, yet something disturbed us in death: it is unclear to our lives. From the moment of death to the body will not break the soul: the soul as lived up to the last minutes earthly life, and will continue to live up to the Last Court... In Orthodoxy there is no death, because death only a narrow boundary between life and death here in the next century, death is only a temporary separation of body and soul. No death It is because Christ is risen for all. There eternity, eternal rest and eternal memory of God and in God.

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