Explaining Eschatology

Dear Friends of the faith.
First, I want to thank everyone for helping the Catholic Church survive in these END times.
For years it was assumed that the two witnesses of the book of the Apocalypse Enock & Elias would be coming back to preach before the second coming of Christ. One reason given is because they did not die. However, if this is true, then our Lady would have to come back to die as well because she went to heaven without dying. On the other hand, those who believe Enock, and Elias will come back are imitating the Jews who thought Elias would come back and he never did for them. Another problem with this theory is that all the Old Testament faithful went to Paradise until our Lord opened up heaven, once he opened up heaven, paradise was eliminated, and I doubt God made a special place for those two. I heard this theory St. Jerome put in the Breviary, and everyone just went along with it. I wasn’t aware St. Thomas Aquinas taught it as well.
Matthew 17:10-13 makes it very clear that our Lord states here that John the Baptist represented Elias at the time. “Then the disciples understood that he had spoken to them of John the Baptist.” Which some were not aware of this gospel teaching. Below which says.Then the disciples understood that he had spoken to them of John the Baptist. 

Also, you have the rich man in hell begging Abraham to let him go out of hell so he can warn his brothers of the pain of hell and Abraham makes it very clear, ” And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence come hither. Luke 16:19-31.  People go from Purgatory to heaven but that’s it, with the exception of the General Judgment. One has to be careful in quoting the Doctors because, one, they don’t carry infallibility, and two, they can be wrong, as in the case of the “Immaculate Conception” many did not believe in it in the beginning. Another good example is the teaching of, “No one knows when the end will come.” You can see St. Pope Gregory I the Great 590-604 on that. He taught that you cannot say Jesus did not know when he was coming back, in his, “Sicut aqua frigida,” (1) This is called a “Paradox” which there are many in the Bible. The Fath Lateran Council ruled you cannot DATE SET without permission from Rome or in an emergency, your local ordinary. The Bible and Tradition teach that Jesus Christ will come back on PENTECOST Sunday, the paradox here is that it will be Saturday evening in some parts of the world because it has to take place during the middle East time Zone because that’s where the AntiChrist and his followers will be gathered. Or the new Jerusalem of ROME.
God bless, in Christ, Joseph B. D. Saraceno
(1) The Sources of Catholic Dogma, Denzinger page 97. For more on the Parousia, send for my booklet which is on my website under books. My booklet also has a Nihil Obstat on it and found acceptance by many of the Traditional Fathers, so I’m not a lone Ranger.
Matt. 17:10-13

And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elias must come first?[11] But he answering, said to them: Elias indeed shall come, and restore all things. [12] But I say to you, that Elias is already come, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they had a mind. So also, the Son of man shall suffer from them. [13] Then the disciples understood that he had spoken to them of John the Baptist. 

Douay-Rheims Bible, Matthew Chapter 17


Luke 16:19-31

19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day.

20 And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores,

21 Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table, and no one did give him; moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell.

23 And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom:

24 And he cried, and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.

25 And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazareth evil things, but now he is comforted; and thou art tormented.

26 And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence come hither.

27 And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to my father’s house, for I have five brethren,

28 That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.

29 And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30 But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance.

31 And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe if one rise again from the dead.