We must next consider God's justice and mercy towards the damned: under which head there are five points of inquiry:
A Whether by Divine justice an eternal punishment is inflicted on sinners?
A Whether by God's mercy all punishment both of men and of demons comes to an end?
A Whether at least the punishment of men comes to an end?
A Whether at least the punishment of Christians has an end?
A Whether there is an end to the punishment of those who have performed works of mercy?