When God beckons; it’s prudent to heed the call

43 “pagan” questions with Catholic answers; {5 at a time}

by Patrick Miron

part 6

[QUOTE] 26. When God will meet us?[/QUOTE]

 On earth, the only place one can REALLY meet God is in Catholic and Orthodox churches. But I think you may be asking about the “FOUR LAST THINGS”:  death, judgment; heaven or hell.Which is determined by our life-choices; and God ONLY affirms what we ourselves have chosen. So in that context it will take place the very second one dies and the Soul separates from the earthly body.

 [QUOTE] 27. How many Heavens are there?[/QUOTE]

 Just One; but one’s  relation to God varies on how holy and perfect our life’s have been lived. The idea that there are multiple heaven is also a fable.

 Deuteronomy 18:13 “Thou shalt be perfect, and without spot before the Lord thy God

  1. 1st. Peter 1: 16 “Because it is written: You shall be holy, for I am holy”

 [QUOTE] 28. Anybody guarding the Heaven?[?QUOTE]

 Not in the sense that you’re asking.  However as I just indicated; it is our life choices that determine where we end up for Eternity. There ARE two Judgments:

 The Immediate Judgment; when we die and the Soul and body are separated. This judgment remains final; but it is a PRIVATE hearing between us and God.

 The Second Judgment; called the “Final Judgment” takes place at the end of the world and is PUBLIC. Everyone will KNOW everyone’s judgment; sins and good works. This is the one the bible speaks of as a “new earth”. After this our bodies will be reunited with our Souls.

 There is a “book of life” [a fictional book to make a Moral point.] GOD KNOWS.

       Apocalypse (Revelation) 3:5

“He that shall overcome, shall thus be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”

 Apocalypse (Revelation) 20:15

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the pool of fire”

 Apocalypse (Revelation)  21:27

“There shall not enter into it any thing defiled, or that worketh abomination or maketh a lie, but they that are written in the book of life of the Lamb.”

 Matthew 25:32

And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats

 [QUOTE] 29. How to go to Heaven?[/QUOTE]

 It seems you’ve been thinking about this for a while, based on your questions. That’s GOOD! This question requires a small book. Too much to cover here in its entirety. So here I’ll just share the basic elements:

 Isaiah 43: verses 7 & 21explain God’s expatiations for His Created Humanity

 [7]  And every one that calleth upon my name, I have created him for my glory, I have formed him, and made him. & [21] This people have I formed for myself, [THAT] they shall shew forth my praise”

 So to the degree that one 1. Endeavors 2. Succeeds  3. Complies  with WHAT GOD WANTS; determines where we end up for Eternity. So WHAT DOES GOD WANT?

 Well it differs under the Old Testament; Old Covenant times and what we are now under; the New Covenant’ and GRACE.

  Jer.31: 31“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,”

 2Cor.3: 6“who has made us competent to be ministers of anew covenant, not in a written code but in the Spirit; for the written code kills, but the Spirit gives life“.

 Heb.8: 8, 13 ” For he finds fault with them when he says: “The days will come, says the Lord,

when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; In speaking of a new covenant he treats the first as obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” The New does NOT void the Old; but DOES Supersede

and override it [PJM]

 Heb.9: 5“Therefore he is the mediator of anew covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred which redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant“.

 Heb.12” 24“and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel.”

 So here are the Basic MINIMUM requirements: which are marginally acceptable to God 

 Apocalypse (Revelation) 3:16

But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouthGOD WANTS MORE THAN THE MINIMUM!

 To Know that Jesus Christ is thee Lord- God [singular; means the Blessed Trinity]

  1. Repent [ Mark 1: 15 ] and Convert [ Acts 3:26  ]Believe the entire Gospel[Lev.18:5; Mt. 4:4]
  2. The Know ALL that the Lord commands, mandates and prescribes as necessary
  3. Be a Sacramentally  Baptized Christian [John 3:5]
  4. Know and KEEP all of the ten Commandments [Mt. 19:17] [these ARE 10 CATAGORIES of sins, NOT “thee 10 possible sins” [See Mt. 16:15-19]
  5. To not die with unconfessed and unforgiven Mortal sins [1 John1 ;7-8; 1 John 5: 16-17 & John 20:19-23*]
  6. Perform frequent works of charity [James chapter 2]

 I’LL STOP HERE AS [7] IS THE “perfect, full and or complete number” But One Has to know what God taught and then do it.

 30. Where is Hell?

 Heaven, Hell and Purgatory ALL exist; and are all biblically grounded. “Where” it is I don’t know. I have a Lesson on “the Saint who SAW Hell” and the bible is full of references to it. Theologians still debate if it’s  a actually fire; but that is the consistent bible description of it; and it’s reference is DOWN; while Heaven is UP. There is NO possibility of going from one to the other.

 Luke 16: 21-31 “ Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’ s table, and no one did give him; moreover the dogs came, and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’ s bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell. And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom: And he cried, and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.  And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazareth evil things, but now he is comforted; and thou art tormented.

[22] Abraham’s bosom: The place of rest, where the souls of the saints resided, till Christ had opened heaven by his death. [Explanation in the Douay Bible]

And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence come hither.  And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to my father’ s house, for I have five brethren,  That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.  And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance. [31] And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead.” This is a MORAL STORY, not a literal event. PJM

One has to understand that ALL Salvation flows THROUGH the Catholic Church; because it’s the only Church and Faith actually founded and protected by God Himself. [Mt. 10:1-8; Mt. 16:15-19; John 17:14-20; Mark 16:14-15; Mt. 28:16-20 and Eph. 4:4-8] Therefore those in the CC have a MUCH better change of obtaining their Salvation than those outside the CC. And yes it’s biblical.

[1] There IS only One True God

[2] This One True God can and DOES have only One True set of faith beliefs [biblical, logical and Morally correct]

[3] God desired and did actually and factually start only One Church; today’s Catholic Church.

 

 

 

 

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