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A further response to Dr Mobbs ...

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 Contents - Oct 2015AD2000 October 2015
Pastoral statement: Marriage Reinvented? - Bishop Michael Kennedy
Call to action: Call for urgent action on Religious Education
Pastoral visit: Pope Francis’ subtle challenge to Barack Obama - AD2000 Report
Pastoral visit: Positive outcome of Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba - AD2000 Report
APREL: Wake up the world - Religious Life back on the map - Anne Reeves
Russia: Church and State in contemporary Russia - Fr Lawrence Cross
Hebrew Catholics: “Salvation comes from the Jews” (John 4:22) - Andrew Sholl
The Rosary: The Luminous Mysteries explained - Audrey English
Letters: Audrey English responds to Dr Mobbs ... - Audrey English
Letters: A further response to Dr Mobbs ... - Anne Lastman
Letters: What is eternal life? - Francis Vrijmoed
Letters: The rights of children - Robert Bom
Books: ABORTION AND MARTYRDOM, edited by Aidan Nichols OP - Paul Simmons (reviewer)
Books: HOW THE REFORMATION HAPPENED, by Hilaire Belloc - Paul Simmons (reviewer)
Books: THROUGH THE YEAR WITH POPE FRANCIS: Daily Reflections, ed. Kevin Cotter - Paul Simmons (reviewer)
Reflection: Fruit of the Garden - Anne Lastman

In response to Dr Frank Mobbs’ letter to editor in the September issue of AD2000 re Audrey English’s article on heaven, I am tempted to think that either the good doctor is simply being an agent provocateur or he is expressing heretical views.

Continuing to read Dr Mobbs I was tempted to think that I was reading the writing of someone of the “Sola Scriptura” persuasion.

Dr Mobb’s last line is a beauty: “We shall see each one of the three persons she avers. What would we see? Three whats? How does she know what we would see?”

OH goodness Dr Mobbs. You sir show signs of not believing in the Trinity. Jesus did say, “If you have seen me you have seen the Father.” (Jn 14: 9)  “The Father and I are one.” “Father, glorify me with the glory I had with you before the world existed.” (Jn 17:5).

Dr Mobbs, what the person who enters that blessed place called heaven will see is Jesus with His promise, “I go to prepare a place for you” and “in my Father’s house there are many rooms” (Jn 14:2) and His Father and the Spirit which animates all.

So Dr Mobbs, heaven is a place. It is a definite place. Jesus has spoken about it, though he has not used the language of the 21st century; but we can rest in the knowledge and assurance that Jesus has promised that He would go before us to prepare a place for us.

Finally, Dr Mobbs, my hope is that you were simply being petulant, rather than being serious about Audrey’s excellent article.

Vermont South, Vic.

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 28 No 9 (October 2015), p. 9

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