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The Complete Catholic Handbook

The Complete Catholic Handbook

Seventh Article of the Creed

  1. What is the seventh article of the Creed?
  2. When will Christ come again?
  3. What are the things Christ will judge?
  4. What will Christ say to the wicked?
  5. What will Christ say to the just?
  6. Will everyone be judged at death, as well as at the last day?

  1. What is the seventh article of the Creed?
    The seventh article of the Creed is, ‘From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead’.

    From thence, etc. Our Lord will come from heaven to judge and pass sentence on all mankind.

  2. When will Christ come again?
    Christ will come again from heaven at the last day, to judge all mankind.

    The last day. The end of the world, when the following signs will warn us that it is at hand:
    1. the Gospel will be preached throughout the whole world (Matt. 24:14);
    2. great numbers will forsake the faith;
    3. the coming of the Antichrist. (2 Thess. 2)

  3. What are the things Christ will judge?
    Christ will judge our thoughts, words, works, and omissions.

  4. What will Christ say to the wicked?
    Christ will say to the wicked, ‘Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels’. (Matt. 25:41)

  5. What will Christ say to the just?
    Christ will say to the just, ‘Come ye blessed of My Father; possess ye the kingdom prepared for you’. (Matt. 25:34)

  6. Will everyone be judged at death, as well as at the last day?
    Everyone will be judged at death as well as at the last day: ‘It is appointed unto men once to die; and after this, the judgment’. (Heb. 9: 27)

    Judged at death, etc. Everyone must undergo two judgments:
    1. the particular at the hour of death, when the soul is judged alone;
    2. the general at the last day, when the body and soul will be again united.

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