Thursday, March 04, 2004

While sifting through all the wheat and shaff on the internet, I came across the following site
This site professes to tell the Truth and nothing but the Truth. In fact, I found more than one bucket of lies. They have distorted and more often plainly lied about what Catholics believe. They have not done their homework. The question of purgatory is answered with half-truths. The question on hell is answered with a big fat lie. But then they don't ask for comments on their web page. Probably because they really don't want to know and they don't want you to know the truth about them or anyone who holds a contrary doctrine.

From their site:
Human beings in general do Not go to Heaven when they die. They go to Hades (Sheol) and await their appointed resurrection. Some (The Chosen Few, the Elect) (both living or dead) will be resurrected to Eternal Life (given immortality at the 1st Resurrection), and will assist in the establishing of Yahweh's Kingdom of Heaven ON EARTH at the beginning of the Sabbath Millennium. Some will be resurrected back to mortal (physical) life, and will be judged at the end of the Sabbath Millennium (2nd Resurrection) when the Book of Life will be opened. Those not written in the Book of Life will be permanently destroyed in Gehenna Hell (Lake of Fire), and Not tortured forever, as the Christo-pagan churches try to teach.

There's a happy thought.

And here's another one:
We do not believe that human beings will be tormented forever, but simply burned up permanently (permanently IS forever). In order to be tormented forever, a human being would have to be immortal, and in order to be immortal, a human being would have to be "Saved," and if a human being is "Saved," then that person would not be sent to Hell. Yahweh will not give immortality to sinners!

They don't know about the Prodigal Son or the workers in the field. Nope it's an even steven world. You get what you deserve, no forgiveness, nope, sorry, you lose, where's the match.

People have throughout history believed such things. Even folks related to the Catholic Church, like the Jansenists. But they were asked to take those beliefs home with them or reconsider a better plan. The plan is that God loves all of his creation, forgives those who by human flaws just don't get it, and will welcome them into the "heavenly" realm when they understand the glory, unending love, and transcendant union with God is a mystery, but one worth sticking around to enjoy.

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