Is there confirmation by desire?
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(02-05-2012, 11:53 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(02-05-2012, 11:43 PM)INPEFESS Wrote: The only reason the sacraments of the dead (perfect acts of contrition, spiritual communions, and baptism of desire) are possible outside of their visible signs is because these are necessary for salvation, and God shows His goodness by His ability to provide these instruments of salvation outside of the sacramental signs, as St. Thomas teaches.

Although I'm forced to accept it in principle, I cannot help to think that the non-sacramental reception of the sacrament is but a subtle way to dismiss the sacrament itself. Surely, God is not bound by the sacraments but certainly he chose to institute them and to make them necessary for salvation. He did so, not we. I don't see why God wouldn't provide his elect with the sacraments he himself instituted by his own will as necessary for salvation.

I accept it, by virtue of what appears to me to be the common consent of the Church's teaching, but I'm not convinced.

If it was good enough for St. Thomas, it's good enough for me.  :)
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Is there confirmation by desire? - by mistman - 02-05-2012, 05:33 AM
Re: Is there confirmation by desire? - by AnneTce - 02-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Re: Is there confirmation by desire? - by INPEFESS - 02-06-2012, 12:19 AM
Re: Is there confirmation by desire? - by mistman - 02-06-2012, 11:30 PM



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