The Christian concept of the afterlife differs from other worldviews mostly due to its rigorous entry and inclusion criteria. Entry into Christianity is dependent on rituals as opposed to actions and birthrights. According to Christianity, a person’s belief in certain truths is just as important as conduct in matters of the afterlife. Other worldviews such as Hinduism and Buddhism zero-in on a person’s actions and not beliefs when it comes to the afterlife.
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Theoretically, having a personal relationship with Jesus is enough to keep a person spiritually right with God according to Christianity. However, this provision is not practical to the basic structures of Christianity. The only way for a person to be introduced to Christianity is through local churches through rituals such as baptism and ‘laying of hands’. Consequently, at one point in a Christian’s life, he/she has to be technically affiliated with a church. It is not possible for an individual to induct him/herself to Christianity validly. Nevertheless, some Christians who are inducted into the religion at an early age can pursue an independent relationship with God by reading the bible, praying, and pursuing other forms of righteousness.