Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
OCTOBER 30th: “Four Last Things”: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and Judgment.
Fr. Matt and Deacon Daniel will be our guides.
Traditional Catholic theology has distinguished the “Four Last Things”: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. We are admonished to meditate upon these things frequently. We WILL die, be judged, and spend eternity either in Hell, or in Heaven (likely after some time in purgatory). The reality of judgment, and the possibility of Hell, bothers a lot of modern Christians who have had God’s love emphasized to the exclusion of just about everything else about God. How to explain the possibility of Hell to a generation with a rather simplified notion of God? Perhaps the word “respect” can help. God wants to save us all and have us live with him forever. But God has made us free and wants us to freely love Him and accept His invitation. This is His respect for our freedom. All men are appointed to die once, and after that face “The” judgment (Hebrews 9:27). We are all on this journey. Learn more about Catholic teaching. Bring your questions!