Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell?
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(02-12-2009, 08:50 PM)SaintSebastian Wrote: Are we free to declare any particular individual soul to be definitively damned?

I always thought that was what the prohibition against judging and condemning was all about.

I think it's best not to speculate--God assigned the particular judgment to Himself and not us for a reason.

I think we could be pretty safe with Hitler (shot himself) and Judas (better that he had not been born).  Jesus would not have said this about a soul in Heaven.

We can't produce video evidence, but if either of those two are saved then who is damned?

If one truly believes in Hell and that people go there for great evils, then Hitler, Judas and probably Josef Stalin must be stoking the coals.  If any of them are saved then it is a good thing that God doesn't let us know, because frankly, I would not be able to avoid sin in the future or take the commandments of such a God seriously.  I realise that the workings of God's Mercy and Justice are complex, but they must follow some sort of rational behaviour.

I think speculation is a natural function of belief in something.  To believe that there is an ETERNAL reward or an ETERNAL punishment and not speculated about whether various famous saints and sinners went there seems to me to be very strange.  It would be like knowing that an atomic bomb was going to explode tomorrow and only worrying about today.

When our holy grandmother dies clutching her Rosary we speculate that she will have a short purgatory and go to Heaven, so why would we not speculate that evil men who die without confessing their sins are damned?  Are we allowed to speculate on "nice" outcomes but not on "nasty" ones?
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Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by warning - 02-12-2009, 08:34 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by SCG - 02-12-2009, 08:38 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 08:39 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by warning - 02-12-2009, 08:40 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 08:41 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by warning - 02-12-2009, 08:41 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by warning - 02-12-2009, 08:42 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by warning - 02-12-2009, 08:46 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Anastasia - 02-12-2009, 09:06 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Credo - 02-12-2009, 09:27 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 10:00 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 10:02 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 10:11 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 10:21 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 10:39 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by SCG - 02-12-2009, 11:03 PM
Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Historian - 02-12-2009, 11:20 PM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Credo - 05-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by JPM - 05-03-2009, 11:10 PM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Benno - 05-04-2009, 03:59 AM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by Walty - 05-07-2009, 03:39 PM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by HMiS - 05-09-2009, 06:43 AM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by HMiS - 05-11-2009, 09:05 AM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by ggreg - 05-13-2009, 06:56 AM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by ggreg - 05-13-2009, 07:09 AM
Re: Did the Holocaust Jews go to hell? - by ggreg - 05-14-2009, 12:52 PM



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