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Jesus says this to him to humiliate him (i.e., to make him humble). For example, St. Remigius commentates: This must not be so understood as though it were possible for God to cause that the rich, the covetous, the avaricious, and the proud should enter into the kingdom of heaven; but to cause him to be converted, and so enter. See the other Fathers' ...


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The most common take on that passage (and the related ones in Mark 10 and Matthew 10) is the difficulty in being a disciple (or in the case of those two, the immense difficulty and challenge of being an apostle). In the notes for the New American Bible hosted at the Vatican's web site, there is a cross reference to Matthew 10:38-40. 38 and whoever ...


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In heaven we will still love God above all things, even our neighbor. The order of charity—that is, of supernatural love—will endure in heaven; the love of God must remain above all, even in heaven. Mt. 22:36-40 says that the greatest commandment is to love God, and the second greatest is like (but not identical) to it: to love one's neighbor as thyself. ...


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Perhaps I'm out of line I am not Catholic but I would like to comment according to the bible just a thought and simply put the Scriptures say man was created in Gods image Genesis 1:26 so why would it not be possible what you're asking then again the Bible simply states God's thoughts are higher than our thoughts and his ways higher than our ways Isaiah 55:8 ...


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In creatures, relations are extrinsic to the essence of the creature. For example, my essence* is humanness, but my relation to my father, mother, wife, friends, or even to God is not humanness; it's not my essence. However, in the Holy Trinity, the Divine Relations are the essence of God Himself. This is a consequence of the Trinity being supremely simple. ...


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I am educated in both mathematics and the Scriptures. Since Caleb answered from a Scriptural perspective I'll just mention a few things about your logic: Firstly, You're not using precise mathematical language, so it's impossible to determine what you mean from a mathematical or logical standpoint without trying to just infer what you were trying to say. ...


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Paradise is a place of blessing where the righteous will go after death. According to revelation 2;7 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God."


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Let us consider the passage in context. 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 (NASB) 6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the ...


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According to Scripture, the Rapture, Christ's return, will only happen once the gospel has been preached to all nations, so it would seem then that it will not happen any time soon. Matthew 24:14 (KJV) And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


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While the following passage in Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Typho the Jew doesn't mention consolation, it does establish that by the second century, some people were teaching that the deceased go straight to Heaven. It also suggests that at that time, the teaching was considered heterodoxical. The strength of Justin's language may actually be surprising to ...



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