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Two Ways Set Before You Heaven or Hell

Hell is Eternal Separation from God

Desolate End of Worldly Person

Desolate End

Redemption is made Available to All Mankind

By Frederick Pogorzelski, Catholic Catechist

The stations of the cross from the Praetorium to Golgotha and the tomb trace the way of Christ Jesus, who by his Holy Cross has redeemed the world (John1:29) (1 Peter1:19) (Heb 10:10) (1 John 4:10). Jesus won the victory (2 Timothy 1:3-11) (Rom.5:19-20). Redemption is made available to all mankind and can be applied to us as individuals at Baptism. We receive initial Baptismal grace free and unmerited, and we are then justified (1 Peter 3:21) (Titus 3:5) (1 Cor. 6:11) (Rom. 6:4). Justification detaches man from sin and reconciles man with God. It sanctifies and renews us; we “put on Christ” (Gal. 3:27) using our freedom to cooperate with God (Romans 3:22). To continue in justification, we must do our part and accept the redemption in faith by living the life of Christ

Jesus Christ spoke about Hell by associating it with Gehenna

Gehenna, a smoldering garbage dump near Jerusalem. The bodies and souls of the wicked will suffer eternally in Hell. ( Matthew 10:28; 25:41-46 )
( Matthew: 5:22; 18:9; 23:33 ) The Bible makes reference to the reality of Hell ( Isaiah 33:14; 66:24; Jude 7; Rev 20:10 ) The reality and prospect of going to Hell is not a “scare tactic” – it is a possibility!

Hell ( Mark 9:43 )
Geenna (Greek) “Gehenna is a Greek word for the Hebrew place “Valley of the sons of Hinnom.” It was a place where children were killed in sacrifice to Baal and Molech ( Jeremiah 7:30,32; 19:1,6; 32:35 )

Way of The World is of no Avail

Worldly Glory Ends

Eternal

Matthew 25:41 “Depart from me, you cursed into the eternal fire.” CCC 1034

Hell

The chief punishment of Hell is eternal separation from God. A hopeless situation. CCC 1033ff

Judgment

Matthew 25:31,32,46 Christ will separate the sheep from the Goats . . . the sheep at his right hand the goats at his left . . .”And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” CCC 1038ff

Call to Conversion

2 Corinthians 6:2 Convert while God is giving . . .”the acceptable time . . . the day of salvation.” CCC 1041

Our Hope. The Universe Renewed! CCC 1042 ff

  • Kingdom of God comes in Full.
  • New Heaven and the New Earth & be Ready! (The righteous will reign forever with Christ, glorified in body and soul)
  • Heavenly Jerusalem, God dwelling amongst men.
  • The Bride the wife of the Lamb
  • God’s Plan. God is preparing a new Dwelling a new Earth.
  • Grace to Glory
  • Home at Last!
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The Apostles

The pre - Pauline ChurchWhat sort of information did Paul gather about Jesus Christ during the three years that succeeded the Damascus encounter? In the First Letter to the Corinthians, we may note two passages that Paul learned in Jerusalem and that were already formulated as central elements of the Christian tradition, a constitutive tradition. Paul passed them on verbally, as he had received them, with a very solemn formula: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received”. He insists, therefore, on the fidelity to what he himself has received and faithfully transmits to new Christians. These are constitutive elements and concern the Eucharist and the Resurrection; they are passages that were already formulated in the 30s. Thus we come to Jesus’ death, his burial in the heart of the earth and his Resurrection (cf. 1 Cor 15: 3-4). Let us take both passages: for Paul, Jesus’ words at the Last Supper (cf. 1 Cor 11: 23-25) are truly the centre of the Church’s life: the Church is built on this centre, thus becoming herself. In addition to this Eucharistic centre, in which the Church is constantly reborn – also in all of St Paul’s theology, in all of his thought – these words have a considerable impact on Paul’s personal relationship with Jesus. On the one hand they testify that the Eucharist illumines the curse of the Cross, making it a blessing (Gal 3: 13-14), and on the other, they explain the importance of Jesus’ death and Resurrection. In St Paul’s Letters, the “for you” of the Institution of the Eucharist is personalized, becoming “for me” (Gal 2: 20) – since Paul realized that in that “you” he himself was known and loved by Jesus – as well as being “for all” (2 Cor 5: 14). This “for you” becomes “for me” and “for her [the Church]” (Eph 5: 25), that is, “for all”, in the expiatory sacrifice of the Cross (cf. Rm 3: 25). The Church is built from and in the Eucharist and recognizes that she is the “Body of Christ” (1 Cor 12: 27), nourished every day by the power of the Spirit of the Risen One
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HELL: Catechism of The Catholic Church, ( CCC ) paragraphs 1033-1037

God predestines no one to go to hell; 620 for this, a willful turning away from God ( a mortal sin ) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want “any to perish, but all to come to repentance”: 621

Father, accept this offering
from your whole family.
Grant us your peace in this life,
save us from final damnation,
and count us among those you have chosen.
620 Cf. Council of Orange II ( 529 ): DS 397; Council of Trent ( 1547 ): 1567.
621 2 Pet 3:9.
622 Roman Missal, EP I ( Roman Canon ) 88

Faith and Reason

Sin

Sin is an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor CCC 1849

Old Testament

The covenant which God entered into with Abraham, then with Israel. The covenant at Mount Sinai.

New Testament

(1 Corinthians 11:25) The covenant established by Christ between God and all the world. Fulfills the Old Covenant with Moses.

Resurrection

(1 Corinthians 15:3-8) Jesus seen by Cephas, by more than 500 brethren, by all the Apostles including Paul.