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The end of the present world and its renewal as the final conclusion of the work of Christ. As all enemies of the kingdom of God are conquered, he will surrender the overlordship to God the Father (I Corinthians 15:24), but without losing his own dominion founded on the hypostatic union. With the end of the world there begins the perfect sovereignty of the Holy Trinity, which is the object of the whole creation and the final meaning of all human history.
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