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Part One

By rejecting grace in this life, one already judges oneself, receives

according to one’s works, and can even condemn oneself for all

eternity by rejecting the Spirit of love.

589

IN BRIEF

680

Christ the Lord already reigns through the Church, but

all the things of this world are not yet subjected to him.

The triumph of Christ’s kingdom will not come about

without one last assault by the powers of evil.

681

On Judgment Day at the end of the world, Christ will

come in glory to achieve the definitive triumph of

good over evil which, like the wheat and the tares,

have grown up together in the course of history.

682

When he comes at the end of time to judge the living

and the dead, the glorious Christ will reveal the secret

disposition of hearts and will render to each man

according tohisworks and according tohis acceptance

or refusal of grace.

589 Cf.

Jn

3:18; 12:48;

Mt

12:32;

1 Cor

3:12-15;

Heb

6:4-6; 10:26-31.