Thursday, November 18, 2010
John Paul II on The Eternal Choice
"However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"---1 Cor. 2:9
Accepting or rejecting forgiveness
"God offers humanity this newness of life. Can one reject Christ and everything that he has brought about in the history of humankind? Of course one can. Man is free. He can say 'no' to God. He can say 'no' to Christ. But the fundamental question remains: Is it legitimate to do this?"---Redemptoris Missio, #7
"...to save means to liberate from radical evil. This evil is not only man's progressive decline with the passage of time and his final engulfment in the abyss of death. An even more radical evil is God's rejection of man, that is, eternal damnation, as the consequence of man's rejection of God. ---Crossing the Threshold of Hope
"Damnation is the opposite of salvation. Both are associated with the destiny of man to live eternally. Both presuppose the immortality of the human being. Temporal death cannot destroy man's destiny of eternal life." Pp. 70, 71.
"In point of fact, the ancient councils rejected the theory . . . according to which the world would be regenerated after destruction, and every creature would be saved; a theory which abolished hell. . . . [T]he words of Christ are unequivocal. In Matthew’s Gospel he speaks clearly of those who will go to eternal punishment (cf. Matt. 25:46). [But] who will these be? The Church has never made any pronouncement in this regard" (pp. 185–6).
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