Religious questions

Q: Religious questions?

*Christian beliefs*
Do you get judged before you walk to Heaven or are you put on a path and follow it? What is heaven concerning all the different beliefs that people have? When you are judged do you physically meet Jesus? Will you see your family in Heaven?

I was just wondering about these things.

 

ANSWERS:
Q: Do you get judged before you walk to Heaven or are you put on a path and follow it?

A: You CHOOSE a path, hopefully in response to God’s grace. Judgment determines how well your “path” matched up with the one that God had in mind for you.

Q: What is heaven concerning all the different beliefs that people have?

A: Heaven is where God dwells, with his angels and his saints. We know little more about it.

Q: When you are judged do you physically meet Jesus?

A: As far as we know, yes. Some will wish it was not so, since judgment may not be pleasant.

Q: Will you see your family in Heaven?

A: It would be inconceivable for our loving God, who has both a mother and a father, as well as his very own aunts, uncles, cousins, and the like, to eternally separate us from our own loved ones.

The likelihood is that we truly will come to know and love ALL those who came before us, since the beginning of time. 

All this is based on a Catholic view of things.

 

Christians, prayer, and free will?

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Q: Christians, prayer, and free will?


How come you ask God to help you be a good Christian? Isn’t that saying that God could help you if he wanted, and therefore if he hasn’t been helping you, then he’d rather that you did so by your own choice?
And what’s with asking God to help prevent you from sinning?
And surely, if he is omniscient, he knew you were going to ask that anyway, right?
And he also knows whether or not he’s going to answer that prayer, and also knows how you’ll respond whether he answers it or not?

And also – if he DOESN’T answer a prayer from you for help in being a better christian, then what the hell does THAT say?

A: It isn’t quite that simple.

It typically takes much more than simple prayer to figure out all of what God has in store for us.

It takes a lifetime of full, active, and charitable participation in ALL of the work, worship, sacraments, and devotions of the universal (Catholic) Church.

It doesn’t get any better than that, this side of Heaven.