Evidence for Particular Judgement


#1

Greetings,

I was wondering what are the most commonly used Bible verses to defend the dogma of the Particular Judgement right after death?

Thanks in advance.


#2

For starters, Hebrews 9:27 where it says “it is appointed for people to die once–and after this, judgment”

The story of the rich man and Lazarus where they go immediately to their respective fates after death.

The thief on the cross who was told that that day he would be in Paradise.

The Catechism says:

1021 Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ.592 The New Testament speaks of judgment primarily in its aspect of the final encounter with Christ in his second coming, but also repeatedly affirms that each will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with his works and faith. The parable of the poor man Lazarus and the words of Christ on the cross to the good thief, as well as other New Testament texts speak of a final destiny of the soul–a destiny which can be different for some and for others.593

**1022 ** Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven-through a purification594 or immediately,595 – or immediate and everlasting damnation.596

592 Cf. 2 Tim 1:9-10.
593 Cf. Lk 16:22; 23:43; Mt 16:26; 2 Cor 5:8; Phil 1:23; Heb 9:27; 12:23.
594 Cf. Council of Lyons II (1274): 857-858; Council of Florence (1439): 1304- 1306; Council of Trent (1563): 1820.
595 Cf. Benedict XII, Benedictus Deus (1336): 1000-1001; John XXII, Ne super his (1334): 990.
596 Cf. Benedict XII, Benedictus Deus (1336): 1002.


#3

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