|you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.". This eschatological |
coming could be accomplished at any moment, even if both it and the final trial that will precede it are
5 He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by
his own authority.
"But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
CCC681 - The Second Coming - On Judgment Day at the end of the world, Christ will come in glory to
achieve the definitive triumph of good over evil which, like the wheat and the tares, have grown up
together in the course of history.
The Second Coming and The Last Judgment are one and the same. (read CCC668-682)[http://www.
Judgment Day is at the end of the world.
| There is no 1,000 year reign after The Second Coming of Christ, there is eternity!|
Catholic Encyclopedia - NewAdvent online [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10307a.htm]
Millenarianism - The fundamental idea of millenarianism, as understood by Christian writers, may be set
|forth as follows: At the end of time Christ will return in all His splendor to gather together the just, to |
annihilate hostile powers, and to found a glorious kingdom on earth for the enjoyment of the highest
spiritual and material blessings; He Himself will reign as its king, and all the just, including the saints
recalled to life, will participate in it. At the close of this kingdom the saints will enter heaven with Christ,
while the wicked, who have also been resuscitated, will be condemned to eternal damnation. The
duration of this glorious reign of Christ and His saints on earth, is frequently given as one thousand
years. Hence it is commonly known as the "millennium", while the belief in the future realization of the
kingdom is called "millenarianism" (or "chiliasm", from the Greek chilia, scil. ete).
Question? Are you concerned about being "Left Behind"? [http://www.iamonetruth.
You who are Israelites, hear these words. Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by God
with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs, which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves
This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God, you killed, using lawless men to
But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death, because it was impossible for him to be
held by it.
For David says of him: 'I saw the Lord ever before me, with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
Therefore my heart has been glad and my tongue has exulted; my flesh, too, will dwell in hope,
because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld, nor will you suffer your holy one to see
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'
My brothers, one can confidently say to you about the patriarch David that he died and was buried, and
his tomb is in our midst to this day.
But since he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn an oath to him that he would set one of his
descendants upon his throne,
he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that neither was he abandoned to the
netherworld nor did his flesh see corruption.
God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses.
Exalted at the right hand of God, 6 he received the promise of the holy Spirit from the Father and
poured it forth, as you (both) see and hear.
For David did not go up into heaven, but he himself said: 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right
until I make your enemies your footstool."'
Therefore let the whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord and
Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified."
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other apostles,
"What are we to do, my brothers?"
Peter (said) to them, "Repent and be baptized, 7 every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the
forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit.
For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our
God will call."
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM [http://www.iamonetruth.com/sacrament_of_baptism.html]
Question? How does God clean our Souls after Baptism?
He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that
8 They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking
of the bread and to the prayers.
Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
All who believed were together and had all things in common;
they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one's
Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in
their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart,
praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number
those who were being saved.
BREAKING OF THE BREAD
"Do this in memory of me"
CCC1341 The command of Jesus to repeat his actions and words "until he comes" does not only ask
us to remember Jesus and what he did. It is directed at the liturgical celebration, by the apostles and
their successors, of the memorial of Christ, of his life, of his death, of his Resurrection, and of his
intercession in the presence of the Father.167
CCC1342 From the beginning the Church has been faithful to the Lord's command. Of the Church of
Jerusalem it is written:
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the
prayers. . . . Day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they
partook of food with glad and generous hearts.168
CCC1343 It was above all on "the first day of the week," Sunday, the day of Jesus' resurrection, that
the Christians met "to break bread."169 From that time on down to our own day the celebration of the
Eucharist has been continued so that today we encounter it everywhere in the Church with the same
fundamental structure. It remains the center of the Church's life.
CCC1344 Thus from celebration to celebration, as they proclaim the Paschal mystery of Jesus "until he
comes," the pilgrim People of God advances, "following the narrow way of the cross,"170 toward the
heavenly banquet, when all the elect will be seated at the table of the kingdom.
Question? Do you believe in The Real Presence?
I thought it very appropriate that I HIGHLIGHT St. Peter! Since the beginning of The Acts of The
Apostles he is in the forefront! He is making the tough decision to fill Judas' place in THE TWELVE with
another. He gave the command and his orders are followed immediately.
St. Peter is the first to go into the streets and preach THE GOOD NEWS after the death of Jesus!
There was much fear among The Apostles and their followers. St. Peter stepped out in boldness filled
with The Holy Spirit. God Blessed his efforts with 3,000 people coming into The Church.
And so I give you more information on St. Peter.