ASK FATHER: What if we are alive when Christ returns?

Posted May 29, 2017 5:00 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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QUAERITUR:
Is it true that we will all die? If Jesus comes at this very moment many people will be alive. Do we die before going to hell or Heaven?
First, we don’t know exactly what is going to happen, the sequence of events, when the Lord returns.  We know that, when the day of the Lord comes, “the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up” (2 Peter 3:10).  So, you tell me what’s going to happen to you in

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