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December 14, 2011 at 10:17 am #2090AnonymousInactive
What exactly is meant by Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead? Haven’t the dead already received judgement? What else will change? Because if hes coming to judge again then doesn’t that imply that no one has really reached heaven??? I’m so confused. Why judge what has supposedly been judged. Its not like we can change for the better once we’re dead. Can someone please shed some light on this?December 16, 2011 at 4:36 am #10218AnonymousInactive
Sakura, Jesus will come again – He already came once to die for us and to Resurrect for Our Faith and Salvation. What Jesus is going to do in His second coming? He will Judge Everyone: the living and the dead. The living is yet to be judged, and the dead depends on their beliefs. Those who know Him, either Catholics or Christians, receive immediate judgement and they go to Heaven, Purgatory or Hell. However, there is a select group of Holy people, like Gandhi, who believe in God and follow an austere and sacrificial life centered in LOVE for God and others. They go to Heaven too. God believing people also receive immediate judgement. Now, the unbelievers regardless of their sins, stay on earth as wondering souls or spirits, and they are the ones to be sorted at the end of the world upon Jesus second coming… I hope this will enlighten your understanding.” title=”Wink” />December 16, 2011 at 9:26 am #10219AnonymousInactive
Ahhhhhh. I see. Well thank you very much. Thanks for replying ” title=”Smile” />February 28, 2012 at 1:13 am #10316AnonymousInactive"Sakura":1qxm0mlf wrote:What exactly is meant by Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead? Haven’t the dead already received judgement? What else will change? Because if hes coming to judge again then doesn’t that imply that no one has really reached heaven??? I’m so confused. Why judge what has supposedly been judged. Its not like we can change for the better once we’re dead. Can someone please shed some light on this?[/quote:1qxm0mlf]
Catholic believe in two judgements (a) a particular Judgement
(b) great judgement.
Particular Judgement is when you die, you know which way your going.
Great Judgement: Everyone will know where your going
There are two judgments: 1) The particular judgment when at the moment of death “Every man receives his eternal recompense in his immortal soul from the moment of his death in a PARTICULAR JUDGMENT by Christ, the judge of the living and the dead. ” (CCC 1051; Hebrews 9:27) 2) The general judgment “…when Christ returns in glory. Only the Father knows the day and the hour; only he determines the moment of its coming. Then through his Son Jesus Christ he will pronounce the final word on all history. We shall know the ultimate meaning of the whole work of creation and of the entire economy of salvation and understand the marvellous ways by which his Providence led everything towards its final end. The Last Judgment will reveal that God’s justice triumphs over all the injustices committed by his creatures and that God’s love is stronger than death. CCC 1040; Matthew 25:31-46)[/quote:1qxm0mlf]
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