The Day of Judgment

“When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him because he loved us,’ and God will look at you and say not, ‘Did you succeed?’ but ‘Did you try?'” – U.S. Congressman Henry Hyde

9 Responses to The Day of Judgment

  • No. Not quite. You will have an advocate, Jesus Christ. And when you stand before God in judgment, remember that he loves you with an overflowing heart and that he has no interest or desire to induce terror in those he loves. You are the beloved. You may feel shame, remorse, anguish at having let him down so that you might wish to withdraw from his company (and where would you flee from his presence?), but that is what you impose on yourself, it is not his imposition on you.

    Let us go to judgment with confidence because in Christ, it will free us from our past.

    Pax et bonum,

    John

  • Not quite, John.
    Don’t kid yourself.

  • Greg, could give some explanation for your comment? John makes a good point that Christ will be our Advocate. It seems to me that the great pain accompanying the judgment is beholding pure holiness and recognizing your own sinfulness in His presence.

    Dan

  • “he has no interest or desire to induce terror in those he loves”

    I don’t think Fulton Sheen said he did. He wasn’t commenting on God’s “interest”, but our inevitable reaction, which something apart from that.

  • Let’s not lose sight of the main point which Henry Hyde was trying to make, which is, that those who advocated for the unborn on earth will likely have the unborn advocating for them at their particular judgment (after death) as well as their final judgment (at the end of the world). This would hold true even if Jesus is also our advocate.

    In fact the unborn are probably already praying for their friends on earth in much the same manner that souls in purgatory or in heaven do. (It’s my understanding that souls in purgatory can pray for others but not for themselves; and souls in heaven wouldn’t need to pray for themselves any longer.)

  • “Greg, could give some explanation for your comment? John makes a good point that Christ will be our Advocate.”

    Not quite. Christ will be the Judge, not advocate. From the Apostles’ Creed: “…From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead…”

    It will certainly be a dreadful time unless we go before the Judge without a stain of mortal sin.

    Christ will only ask, and nothing else: “Were you faithful?”

  • I wholeheartedly agree with Greg and Vincent, this is the problem with “faith alone” doctrine, as long as you continue to believe in certain doctrines regardless of what you have done and omitted to do, you are saved.

    St. Paul said,”Nobody could call Jesus as Lord except by the Holy Spirit”. In other words, it means they must faith (christians).

    Jesus said, “Not everyone who calls Me Lord, Lord will be saved but only the ones who DOES the Will of My Father in Heaven.”

    How much more plainer can it be, put your action where your mouth is, then you could be called children of God.

  • I have seen that in my dream, seeing myself in front of the Lord with a letter in my hand and I am giving it to God to request for the salvation of my country.
    When I filed my Certificate of Candidacy for President of our country – Philippines, it was not of my own will but the will of God based on the message that I received from Him and the letter that He told me to do when Marcos declared Martial Law, the message of prophecy has been fulfilled and I am just finishing my work as a ‘servant of God’.
    I am doing this in the name of my faith – the Catholic faith to unite my people to God thru the catholic faith, to reconcile men to the leaders of our country and to implement the laws of the land of the Republic based on God’s teaching.

    I need to LIVE the WORDS and do it by WORKS.
    I have to set an example of doing God’s will and being obedient to Him and Faithful to His teachings.
    If only the people of the world will do this kind of things and advocacy in life..this earth will become a better place to live in. One in harmony with God in the Center of men’s heart, will and mind.

    God bless us all.

  • Whenever I picture being judged by Jesus, I ask the Holy Virgin to grant me the grace to not look him in the eye, but to look at His feet, that bore the weight of all my sins. It helps me to know with certainty that He loves me, though God only knows why.
    His holy wounds are the proofs of that love.

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