Saint Faustina Kowalska, The “Great Warning” previous to the Christ’s Return “Parousia”
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Second Coming In Christianity, the Second Coming of Christ, the second advent, sometimes called the parousia, is the anticipated return of Jesus to Earth. The Second Coming belief is based on prophecies found in the canonical gospels and in most Christian eschatologies. Christians generally believe the anticipated event is predicted in biblical messianic prophecies.
Saint Faustina – In her diary, Divine Mercy in my Soul , Jesus reveals to her what THE WARNING looks like, Jesus says, “Write this: before I come as the just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. Before the day of justice arrives, there will be given to people a sign in the heavens of this sort: All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth. Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky and from the openings of the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time.” This will take place shortly before the last day.”We are now in the period of God’s Mercy. After THE WARNING, the period of mercy will be over and there will the period of God’s justice before the era of peace Jesus said to St. Faustina: “Let no sinner be afraid to approach Me. In Faustina’s Diary, Jesus invites each one of us to yield to His infinite mercy, to trust in His compassion and forgiveness. Great graces are promised to those who proclaim His great mercy.” (Diary, 378) “I shall protect them (great sinners) Myself at the hour of death. As My own glory. And even if the sins of the soul are as dark as night, when the sinner turns to My mercy, he renders Me the greatest praise, and becomes the glory of My Passion. When a soul praises My goodness, Satan trembles before it and flees to the very bottom of hell” (Diary 741) “I was led by an Angel to the chasms of hell (…). I would have died at the very sight of these tortures if the omnipotence of God had not supported me. Let the sinner know that he will be tortured throughout all eternity, in those senses which he made use of to sin. I am writing this at the command of God, so that no soul may find an excuse by saying there is no hell, or that nobody has ever been there, and so no one can say what it is like (…). I noticed that there are most souls that did not believe hell exists. I could hardly recover from the fright. How terribly souls suffer there!”.
Views about the nature of Jesus’ Second Coming vary among Christian denominations and sometimes among individual Christians. Most English versions of the Nicene Creed in current use include the following beliefs about Jesus: “…he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. … We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.”
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