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The subject of hell disturbs everyone, except those who don't believe in it! Given that nobody warned more strongly about the need to avoid hell than Jesus Christ, it's important to study his words on the subject. After all, he should know better than any human what hell is all about! Read Mat. 5:21-30; 10:26-28; 13:40-43; 18:7-9; 23:33; 15:4; Mark 9:43-44; ...


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This answer is based on a Catholic Answers website article by Catholic Apologist Tim Staples: Why Are There Two Judgments. From an individual's perspective, according to CCC 1022, upon death the immortal soul immediately enter into one of possible 3 states (as particular judgment): the blessedness of heaven immediately [for the saints] the blessedness of ...


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Aquinas understood rapture differently than the popular image of dispensational Protestants. As Nathaniel answered in another question What is the Catholic view of the rapture, in his commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4 Aquinas said: when the Lord does come, first those who are found alive will die and then, immediately together with those who had died before, ...


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A very basic over-view of those who believe that the wicked will not get their body back on the Day of Resurrection and Judgment, is that they teach soul annihilation at physical death, combined with claiming that not everybody will be resurrected with a new physical body, designed for living forever on a paradise earth through, and beyond a literal ...


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What is the Biblical basis for saying that we won't have a second chance to be saved after we die? There is no explicit basis for this in the Bible. On the other hand, there is nothing in the Bible that implies that anyone would be given a second chance. Everyone has one chance. If they then choose to reject God, to no longer listen to God's holy spirit, ...


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Will the wicked really get their body back? Without doubt the short answer seems to be yes for many Christians. St. John seems to points to this fact: Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to ...


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As an annihilationist, one who believes that the ultimate fate of the wicked is to be destroyed permanently in hell, the answer to why they would be raised is: for the sake of displaying God's judgment and glory. When discussing heaven/hell, an aspect often glossed over or forgotten about is judgment day itself, when everyone who has ever lived will be held ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas on whether all will die before the Final Judgement? St.Thomas Aquinas had an extraordinary traditional way of understanding Sacred Scriptures and often depended on classical exterior sources like St. Augustine, St. Irenaeus and many of the Church Fathers for guidance. In his commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4 Aquinas said: When the Lord does ...


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The immediate context in Romans 8 gives the answer definitively. "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.". The law of sin and death is what the believer is freed from, therefore death is the condemnation being spoken of. Instead of getting what we deserve ( death due to sin) we receive ...


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The OP ideas of injustice and whimsical mercy are unfounded and show a perspective often spoken of when one misunderstands God's plan for man. God is love 1 John 4:16 and He has no evil within Him. But in His wisdom, He allows evil to intersect creation for a time to perfect us. Through the interaction of evil and the resistance thereof, Jesus was also ...


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From a Catholic viewpoint, why will there be a particular judgement and a general judgment? According to Catholicism, there will be two judgements. Catechism of the Council of Trent explains it as such: Two Judgments In explaining this subject the pastor should distinguish two different occasions on which everyone must appear in the presence of the Lord to ...


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