“The Dogma of Hell is the most terrible truth of our faith. There is a Hell. We are as sure of it as of the existence of God, the existence of the sun. Nothing in fact, is more clearly revealed than the Dogma of Hell.”
—Fr. François Xavier Schouppe, S.J.
Many people have contemplated the joys of Heaven, but few Catholics take the dogma of Hell as seriously as they should.
Hell is certainly not a topic to be taken lightly, and renowned French theologian Fr. Schouppe, S.J., gives the topic the thoroughness it deserves. Detachment from sin is difficult, but his explanations of the Church’s teachings on Hell show you why it is so important.
Hell, the necessary consequence of sin, demonstrates the horror of sin and what it does to our souls.
If you can begin to understand the terror of Hell, then you can also begin to free yourself from sinful habits.
In brief and easy-to-read chapters, Fr. Schouppe describes the dogma of the Catholic Church, as well as apparitions of the dammed and other real events that have taken place and show us the truth about Hell.
Some of the chapters include:
- The Manifestations of Hell (Chapter II)
- The Awakening of the Ungodly Soul in Hell (Chapter V)
- A Salutary Fear of Hell (Chapter VIII)
- The Thought of Hell (Chapter IX)
By understanding Hell, we can understand what sin actually does to our souls. This book should instill the fear of sin in you as it reveals the consequences of sin to their fullest extent. However, the ultimate purpose of The Dogma of Hell is not to frighten, but to save from an eternity of separation from God and prepare for eternal happiness with Him.
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'” (Matthew 25:31-34)