Saturday, December 17, 2011
CREATED IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD ARE WE ETERNAL, WITH NO BEGINNING AND NO END?
From this can we also say that just as God has no beginning and no end, He simply is (I AM) that we too are like that? By this I mean was there ever a time when we as individuals were never a "thought" in the Mind of God? That well before we were conceived that we were? Is the "thought" of who we are "eternal," with no beginning or end since this thought is in the mind of God? Does God ever cease to think of what He thought (since there is no time in eternity and thus no past or present or future but only "is")?
Thus can we say that if the soul is immortal because of this very truth, that God also thinks of our bodies too before they were created in the procreative act which makes our bodies eternal too? Therefore, since the Original Sin of Adam and Eve which we inherit at the moment of our material conception interfered with God's eternal plan and corrupted it and thus necessitated the incarnation of the eternal God by the Holy Spirit and in the Blessed Virgin Mary in time to save us (Body and Soul since both were meant to be eternal, unified and uncorrupted) from this stain of sin in the Blood of Christ at the Cross which washes us of that Original Sin and any actual sins we may have committed in other to restore us to the Original Thought and plan of God from all eternity?
Therefore, not only are our souls immortal but also our bodies, but in the material order of things stained by sin, the material corrupts and soul while not disintegrating like the material is corrupted too and cannot live with God in Heaven while in a corrupt form therefore needs purification/washing in the Blood of Christ both here in time and/or in eternity in purgatory?
For those who choose to separate themselves from God by an act of the free-will which is properly called mortal sin, our souls don't cease to exist since these can't because they are "God-like" but rather these in their corrupt nature go to Hell. They never cease to exist like God, He will never cease to exist.
The same is true of our Bodies which when united to our souls but only separated due to sin, will live forever also since these like God are eternal since these like God were always (due to being in the Mind of God).
So at the end of time and at the Second Coming, eternity will be realized and understood. The resurrection of the Body will occur and those saved will live for an eternity in paradise with God with their bodies and souls according to the glorified body of Jesus Christ.
And those souls damned to hell will have their bodies too in hell but in the corrupted un-redeemed form with all its sin, disease and decay still attached just as their souls?
Is this true or not according to logic, reason and implication? Does it go against Catholic teaching?