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Friday, September 21, 2007

What do we as Catholics believe about the afterlife and judgment?



Catholics believe that each person possesses an eternal soul, which is separated from the body at death and goes on to eternal existence.

We believe in a judgment after death, where each person’s eternal destiny is determined by an examination of his or her life and whether the person has truly repented and followed Jesus as Lord of his or her life and Savior, by God’s grace.

The end of the age will occur when Jesus returns in power and glory, to judge the world, in His Second Coming. The righteous will receive a glorified, resurrected body.

Catholics believe that one should be prepared for the hour of death at all times.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that: …When He comes at the end of time to judge the living and the dead, the glorious Christ will reveal the secret disposition of hearts and will render to each man according to his works and according to his acceptance or refusal of grace.
…after death the righteous will live for ever with the Risen Christ and He will raise them up on the last day. Our resurrection, like His own, will be the work of the Most Holy Trinity (Triune God).

10 comments:

vera said...

kuya...

bigla akong natakot ah... maraming questions sa utak ko..if its true na may judgement at the end of our lives... but still i believe na meron but how? knno tau haharap at the end? kay San Pedro ba o sa Kanya mismo???

happy friday kuya..

i send u pla an email..sorry sa abala tlga asin..last naun...di na ma uulit..promise!

jeprocks said...

ayoko pang mamatay pero i love requiems... weird ba?

pang pre halloween ba to? hehehe

dom lawrence, OSB said...

@vera

ay sis- whenever people talk about death-there is always that certain fear..we all fear of death..but the knowledge that the TRIUNE God and His saints and angels will be welcoming us in our transcendence- to another dimension, makes the idea less frightening....

dom lawrence, OSB said...

@jeprocks

ay hindi pa ito pang pre haloween hehehehe...
-- lam mo na.... by instinct lang--eh kasi di ba?.... kaya siguro sa subconscious mind ko ay andun pa din ang pagiging witness ko sa ganyang phenomenon kaya walang kaabog abog kaninang after Mass ay nang magbuklat ako ng Bible at yung tungkol dito ang nabungaran ko ay agad ko ng ginawaan ng post...weird ba? hahahahah.

vera said...

ay ganun ba kuya...weel, hndi nman ako takot e...im scared kung anong hatol skn...hihihi

hahahayyyzzz...sa waks tapos ko na ung posts ko...hirap tlga pag kulang ang mga gamit sa computer..kelangan pang maki-suyo sau...hihihi--oo ngapla..i cant copy nd paste ung desktop mo..can u send it to me...thumbnail size kuya? para cute..check my post...-- thnx so much!

gud afternoon...

dom lawrence, OSB said...

@vera

ok sis- send ko na sau ang desktop view ko kahit crowded nyahahahahah...

vera said...

thnx kuya... now u can see my post na with ur desktop...

how are yah? kinda busy ako this day...kaya late na akong nakapag reply...sumakit nnman ulo ko...huhuhu

gud evening!

dom lawrence, OSB said...

@vera
gud saturday morning sis vera....hayaan mo, araw araw naman kita ipinagdarasal dito.... kakabukas ko lang ng bahay ko-i wil drop by your house by and by .... ingats ka lagi dyan ha?....

vera said...

gud morning too!

thnx for the prayers!-- hows the morning there?

happy saturday!

dom lawrence, OSB said...

@vera

helo sis ko.... its cloudy here- malamig at swabeng swabe ang klima.. guesthouse cleaner ako ngayun--i just posted my update today..you may want to ponder on it ....hahahaha, uy first time koo yan na mag gawa ng sariling Gospel reflections kaya bear with it...