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JUDGMENT, GENERAL

The universal judgment of the human race at the final resurrection of the dead. It is expressed in all the creeds that affirm that Christ now "sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from where He shall come to judge the living and the dead," i.e., the just and the wicked. This will be a social judgment because it will manifest to the world God's justice in condemning sinners, and his mercy in those who are saved. It will also be a total judgment by revealing not only people's moral conduct but all the accumulated blessings or injuries that resulted from each person's good or evil deeds.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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