THE LAST JUDGMENT
1. Does St. Thomas speak here of the general judgment of all men on the
last day, or of the particular judgment which all of us will undergo
immediately after death?
2. "God decreed a general judgment in addition to the particular judgment
to show forth His glory and also that of Christ and of the just, also to
put the wicked to shame, and in order that man might receive, both in body
and soul, the sentence of reward or punishment in the presence of all"
(Cardinal Gasparri's Catechism, chap. iii, sect. ii, art. 4). Discuss this.
3. Some do not hesitate to accuse God of injustice when they see the wicked
prosper and the good suffer. Does not the last judgment show God's justice?
Discuss this point.
4. What meaning do you attach to the phrases, "the living" and "the dead"?
5. Discuss the four classes of those to be judged.
6. What sentence will be pronounced at the last judgment? (See Matt., xxv,
7. Why should we have a wholesome fear of the judgment?
8. Note the remedies against fear of the judgment?