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Gospel of Luke   1 comment


Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)


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Hell   4 comments


Above:  Lazarus and Dives

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Luke 16, 23

Matt. 5, 29-30

Mark 9, 43-48

1.  Certainty of hell–Christ’s words.

2.  Who goes there?  The finally unrepentant.

3.  Nature of its punishment:

(1)  Banishment from God–“Depart.”  “These shall go away.”

(2)  Remorse of conscience–sense of guilt.  “Their worms dieth not.”

(3)  Sensibility of pain–“I am tormented in this flame.”

(4)  Sight.  Lost in sight of heaven.

(5)  Bottomless pit.  Sin plunges one deeper and deeper into ruin.  [Editor’s aside:  Someone–I do not know who or when–has marked through this item with a pencil.]

(6)  Associates–The wicked of all the ages–this is an awful hell itself.

(7)  Lake of unquenchable fire.  See Rev. 14, 10-11; 20, 10; 21, 8.

What depth of suffering and despair is in these several elements combined!

4.  How long shall this last?  Mat. 25, 46, etc.

God save us from such an awful doom!


Our Stewardship   1 comment


Above:  Parable of the Unjust Steward, by Jan Luyken

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Luke 16, 1-12

1.  God created the world and lastly man, putting him in charge of it all with the command to subdue and replenish it.  Hence it appears that man is a steward of God’s to have the oversight of whatever He possesses till his stewardship shall end at death.

2.  Of what ware we stewards?  Of whatever of this world’s goods we have; of our natural gifts–speech, ability to do certain things.

3.  All is to be used for His glory and according to His own righteous will.  It is ours to use not for self but for Him whose it is.

4.  At death our stewardship must end.  [We] can’t take a penny with us, but [we] must render [an] account to God for our conduct here.  His approval means heaven; his disapproval means hell forever.

5.  How then shall we live?  For the future, as did this steward.

By rightly using earthly things enhance our happiness in the world to come.  If we are not faithful in the unrighteous mammon who will commit to us the true riches?