Are There Souls in Hell Right Now?
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There's at least one soul in hell:  Judas.  Our Lord Himself said that it would have been better for him if he had never been born.  Now, if he ever gets to heaven, then it would be better for him to have been born than not to have been born.  Therefore, he will never get to heaven.  Therefore, he is not now in heaven, nor is he in purgatory, since if he were in purgatory, he would eventually get to heaven.  Since he's dead, and therefore can no longer live on earth, that only leaves hell.  Q.E.D.

But one can say much more.  By far the common opinion among Catholic theologians is that the greater number of Catholics will be damned.  A fortiori the greater number of non-Catholics will be damned.  And the number of non-Catholics, throughout all of history, has far outweighed the number of Catholics.  Therefore not only are there many souls in hell, but it is the common opinion that the greater part of mankind will be damned.

Of course, God wants to save them all, but human cooperation just isn't what it should be.
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Are There Souls in Hell Right Now? - by Zedta - 04-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Re: Are There Souls in Hell Right Now? - by salus - 04-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Re: Are There Souls in Hell Right Now? - by Poche - 04-14-2014, 11:34 PM
Re: Are There Souls in Hell Right Now? - by JuniorCouncilor - 04-15-2014, 08:25 PM



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