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The Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass Explained, Step By Step.
About Us. N aturally this sort of work turns your thoughts to what a graveyard is for and the type of death that brings those who come to it for the last time.
As a Catholic who tries to practice his faith, I hope and pray that all of those who make their last journey to their final resting place in our cemeteries, or any other, were prepared for that journey and their entry into eternal life that went before it. S ometimes death comes swiftly and without warning. One of our cemeteries is the last resting place for three young men of our parish who died in car accidents and one young lady who was run down at a city intersection.
Or as in the case of a 53 year old friend of mine who went to bed with the flu and did not wake up in the morning. All we can do in situations like these is pray that these individuals were in a state of grace with God when death comes calling. T here is not a man or woman on this earth who does not have to come to terms with death, it is a part of life. From the moment we are conceived we start to walk a downhill road to the grave. When we are younger we can put it out of our minds as it seems to be so far away. As time slips by though and we get older we start to think more about the end of things as it applies to us as an individual and this seems to happen to us whether we want to think about it or not.
The fact that there is less and less time in front of us, than what is piled up behind, has its effect. F or the Christian, death should come as a welcome release from the trials of this life and no matter who we are or how many material possessions we have the trials are there. The truth is, Christian or not, death is that "something" ahead of us that often fills many of us with dread. We will struggle and strive and do whatever we can to put off this natural end of things for as long as possible.
Modern science has made great contributions in our battle against illness and disease, but that inevitable day finally comes when all physical intercession comes to an end and we set out on that final journey. T here is nothing wrong in our struggling to maintain our lives, and in fact we have a moral duty to look after ourselves, and not put ourselves into situations of unnecessary danger that may rob us of life. Deep in all of us is a God given drive for self preservation otherwise the human race would have died out countless ages ago.
Eventually the time comes when our heart stops and we step out from our physical bodies, encumbered or enhanced by how we treated others, for that is what it all finally comes down to, and we come face to face with God.
At this point God's mercy, which has been available to us all of our lives ends and His infinite Justice takes over. I n whatever way death happens to us the Church teaches that at the moment of death we come to "The Particular Judgement". The "Catechism of the Catholic Church", from which all the following quotations will be taken, describes it this way: "Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ.
The New Testament often speaks of Judgement in terms of the final accounting with Christ at his second coming but it also affirms that each of us will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with our works and faith Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgement that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven - through purification or immediately-, or immediate and everlasting damnation Get the full conversation by listening to the Table Podcast series: Comparing Protestantism with Catholicism.
DTS Magazine. Mikel Del Rosario. Here is a summary of the conversation: 1. Salvation and Grace Protestants often express the idea that salvation is by faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone.
Justification As previously discussed, protestants view justification as the moment God declares that a guilty person is righteous because of what Christ has done. However, Dr. Priesthood of All Believers Rather than a vertical structure, Protestants see the church as having a horizontal structure. Veneration of the Saints and the Virgin Mary Roman Catholics see veneration, not as praying to the Saints and the Virgin Mary, but as praying through them.
Conclusion While both Protestants and Catholics agree on many essentials of the historic Christian faith, there are key issues which continue to distinguish their beliefs and practices. Mikel co-authors The Table Briefing articles in Bibliotheca Sacra with Darrell Bock, manages the Table Podcast, and helps Christians defend the faith with courage and compassion though his apologetics speaking ministry. Tags: catholicism protestant salvation scripture. John Dyer.
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