HELL: THE DOGMA OF HELL, ILLUSTRATED BY FACTS TAKEN FROM PROFANE AND SACRED HISTORY
REVEREND F.X. SCHOuppe S.J.
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The Dogma of Hell is probably the most terrible truth of our faith. There’s a hell. We are sure of it as of the existence of God, the existence of the sun. Nothing, actually, is more clearly revealed than the dogma of hell, and Jesus Christ proclaims it as many as fifteen times in the Gospel.
The atheist who denies hell is like the thief who must deny the prison. A thief used to be threatened with sentence to prison. The foolish fellow replied: “There is not any Court, There is not any prison.” He used to be speaking thus, when an officer of justice put his hand on his shoulder, and dragged him before the Pass judgement on. That is an image of the atheist who is foolish enough to deny hell. A day will come, when, taken unawares by divine justice, he shall see himself dashed headlong into the pit which he stubbornly denied, and he will likely be forced to acknowledge the terrible reality.
“The unprofitable servant cast ye out into the exterior darkness: there will likely be weeping, and gnashing of teeth.” (Matt xxv., 30)
Includes “An Eternity of Heaven or Hell: Thoughts for Lent” by Reverend Clement Henry Crock.
PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING