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Catholic Beliefs vs Individual Beliefs Religion and beliefs vary from person to person What humans come to believe is a direct result of each individuals background family friends society and materialistic things surrounding them This holds true for the subject of death and resurrection Not only are ideas about Jesus death and resurrection confusing but also many people do not contemplate what happens to them after they die Although Catholic faith has a general teaching on death and resurrection individuals seem to have their own beliefs of what happens to our body and soul after death Death is the ending of all vital functions or processes in an organism or cell Encarta Death is a natural process in life in which all humans are destined to experience Many people fear death because it is an end to what they are used to People are not comfortable with change especially changes that they know will hurt their loved ones Resurrection is what comes after death It is a separation between the soul soma and the flesh sarx the soul rises to be with God and the flesh is left on earth The soul is a part of the body and both live inside the flesh When the flesh is cleansed from sin the body and soul can then be resurrected from the flesh The Catholic faith teaches that Jesus was crucified under Pontius Pilate he suffered died and was buried On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end Marthaler Nicene Creed Jesus was sentenced to die under the ruler of Pontius Pilate Prior to his time of death Jesus was forced to carry the cross that he would later die on Once Jesus and the community witnesses arrived
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