Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism?
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(07-20-2011, 12:05 AM)James02 Wrote:
Quote: Because he knows they will never turn to him, he predestines them for damnation.

This is not necessarily Thomist or Augustinian.  In fact, a Molinist could believe in trans-world damnation (see wiki article).

Not only is it not necessarily Thomist/Augustinian, but I would say it is flatly erroneous.  In what sense would they "never turn to Him."  We hold that God may efficaciously will the salvation of anyone: St. Paul, St. Ignatius, St. Augustine himself.  The first quote makes it sounds as though God's choice is determined by the creature, which is exactly what Augustinianism/Thomism seeks to avoid. 

Fr. Lagrange summarizes the A-T doctrine as God who determines and is not determined.
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Re: Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism? - by Christus Imperat - 07-20-2011, 08:39 AM



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