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THE FOUR LAST THINGS. 1. The end of man is death, immediately followed by judgment, and heaven or hell. 2. It profits us to be always thinking of these four last things, for thus indeed shall…More
THE FOUR LAST THINGS.
1. The end of man is death, immediately followed by judgment, and heaven or hell.
2. It profits us to be always thinking of these four last things, for thus indeed shall we be turned away from sin and filled with ardour for the service of God. Holy Writ warns us: « In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin. » (Eccli. VII, 40.)
Death.
3.
Death is the separation of the soul from the body, the passage from time into eternity.
4. It was the sin of our first parents that brought into the world. God had given Adam and Eve this warning: « Of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise you shall not eat, lest perhaps you die. » (Gen. III, 3) They did not heed the warning, but yielding to the perfidious advice of Satan, ate of the forbidden fruit. The result was that they were driven out of paradise and they and their descendants have been subject to the miseries of life and death.
5. Thus it is certain we have all to die as a …More