In ordinary Hebrew usage, sheol can mean a ravine, a chasm, the underworld, or world of the dead. Scripture Gloom In the Old Testament sheol is the abode of


We recite each Sunday morning as Catholic Dogma: “I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.”


The Uphill Journey to Heaven Koine Greek had three words for the English word “love”: agape, phileo, and eros. Agape: The Love That Gets Us to Heaven Agape is the


§ 1030-1032 The Final Purification, or Purgatory § 1030 All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but


The entire body of authoritative Catholic teaching on eros is in Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical Deus Caritas Est (God is love)! The Septuagint contains the word eros only in the Book of Proverbs.

The Son

is the center and purpose of all creation. St. John Paul II wrote Redemptor Hominis § 1: “The Redeemer of man, Jesus Christ, is the centre of the universe and of


Second Exodus uses a glossary to offer more understanding of particular words. Where these words occur, we link to an explanation. The top-down menu system

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