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THE FOUR LAST THINGS JUDGMENT. 1. According to generally received opinion, the particular judgment (see p. 10, para 8) takes place at the very spot where the person dies. 2. Thus the moment …More
THE FOUR LAST THINGS
JUDGMENT.
1.
According to generally received opinion, the particular judgment (see p. 10, para 8) takes place at the very spot where the person dies.
2. Thus the moment the soul leaves the body she finds herself in the presence of Jesus to be judged according to her works and to hear the sentence determining her fate, whether it is to be one of happiness or of misery.
3. The following two extracts from St. Luke ought to fill us with deep solicitude as to the coming judgment on ourselves and be a warning to us carefully to prepare ourselves for it:
« And when great multitude stood about Him so that they trod one upon another, He began to say to His disciples: « Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, nor hidden that shall not be known. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness shall be published in the light, and that which you have spoken in the ear in chambers shall be …More