Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others?
(12-20-2011, 12:14 PM)Melkite Wrote:
(12-20-2011, 12:06 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: Antecedently God wishes all men to be saved but subsequently He chooses to reprobate some for their foreseen sins. This is one way to understand it.

Another way is simply to interpret that passage from Timothy as God wishing "all men" to be saved as in "all manners of men" (white, black, yellow, red, tall, short, rich, poor, etc.) to be saved, as St. Augustine interpreted it, not literally all men that exist and ever existed.

I don't mean to go off on a tangent, perhaps I should start a new thread for this, but if it is ok to interpret all men as all manners of men, why is it not okay to interpret  for many as for all?

It is possible to interpret "for many" as "for all" and vice-versa that's why the new formula of consecration is not invalid per se.

And Christ died "for all" in a potential sense. His sacrifice is sufficient to wipe out all sins of all men.
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Re: Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others? - by Vetus Ordo - 12-20-2011, 12:17 PM



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