Thursday, August 23, 2012

In Danger of Death By Kenneth Baker




Yet, despite the prevalence of the threat of death, and massive measures to prevent it, modern secular man does not like to dwell on his own death. He simply does not want to think about it, except, when necessary, in terms of how to avoid it. Most significantly, he does not want to think about what might happen to him after his death.


The truth about death, resurrection, and the afterlife is explained in detail in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and in the theological treatise on the Last Things: death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell. Here one will find the best and most satisfying answers that have ever been given to the riddles of life and death. It is the best and most satisfying because it is true. God Himself, who is infinite truth and goodness, has revealed it to us, and His one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church proclaims it in the power of the Holy Spirit to the ends of the earth. Truly, as Christians, we may rejoice in the face of death, for, as St. Paul said, “Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Cor. 15:54).