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Old Jun 26, '12, 9:25 am
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Default where do dead people wait until judgement day?

think of all who have died since God created everythng?? are they just standing around waiting until judgement day ?? until he comes back to judge the living and the dead,,,,so are the dead people in darkness, no thought, cant do anything, no knowledge in a sleep state??? i fear the darkness when i die,,, just like there was absolutely nothing before i was born,,, dont remember anythng, did not do anything, or was this erased when i was born... would appreceiate any input???
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Old Jun 26, '12, 9:41 am
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As soon as people die they go immediately through the particular judgement and their souls are headed for heaven or hell. The particular judgment will become public at the universal judgement.
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Old Jun 26, '12, 10:10 am
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When Jesus died on the Cross, He went to the Bosom of Abraham, and opened Heaven to the Saints who were there (who didn't warrant hell, but received heaven)-they were waiting for Him. This includes all that had died-from Adam & Eve, to Noah, to John the Baptist, etc.

Even Enoch & Elijah? Moses?

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Old Jun 26, '12, 10:36 am
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The souls in heaven are not waiting in darkness twiddling their thumbs until the Final Judgment. If that were the case, there would be no intercession of Saints. That's not the Catholic view.

It's hard for us to fully understand, but time itself is relative to the created world (the only reason a "day" is equal to "24 hours" is because we are on the planet earth which takes 24 hours to spin on its axis). Heaven is not subject to the same clock that we are here on earth. Remember, for God, a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day (2 Peter 3:8).
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Old Jun 26, '12, 11:48 am
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wow you guys are great... feel better and glad you understand my confusion,,, i am confronted with my mortality and if causes me to ponder
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Here, a chart on the Catholic belief of the afterlife. Custom made by moi! (Click on it to make it bigger)

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