Skip to comments.The Divine Office: Whoever conquers will not be harmed by the second death
Posted on 11/14/2011 6:32:37 AM PST by Catholic Examiner
The treatise of St Fulgentius of Ruspe on the forgiveness of sins
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye as the final trumpet sounds, for the trumpet shall indeed sound, the dead shall rise incorruptible and we shall be changed. In saying we, Paul is indicating that the gift of that future change will also be given to those who during their time on earth are united to him and his companions by upright lives within the communion of the Church. He hints at the nature of the change when he says: This corruptible body must put on incorruptibility, this mortal body immortality. In order, then, that men may obtain the transformation which is the reward of the just, they must first undergo here on earth a change which is Gods free gift. Those who in this life have been changed from evil to good are promised that future change as a reward.
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To avoid the second death one must be born again. Thus, if you are born twice you die once. If you are born once you die twice.
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