Thursday, November 03, 2011
All Souls: Resurrection and Life
Reason says there is no life after death. Jesus says otherwise, in today's Gospel. He also proved otherwise, by healing the sick, raising the dead, and by his own resurrection at Easter. Since there is life after death, there is also judgment. But who shall be granted life? Who is he that "does good"? Since Jesus in this same Gospel says that whoever believes shall be saved "he that . . . believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life"), therefore it must be that everyone who believes also has works, though the works do not merit grace. The sermon.