Has anyone else been thinking this way lately?
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(04-17-2017, 01:40 PM)CaptCrunch73 Wrote: Melkite,

Sacred scripture tells us that few are saved. The message of Fatima is consistent with sacred scripture. I do not think it fair that you connect the message that few are saved with despair.

Matthew 7:13-15
13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. 14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! 15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 22:!4
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

Luke 13:23-24
23 And a certain man said to him: Lord, are they few that are saved? But he said to them: 24 Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.

As others have said if you choose not to believe it that is your choice and belief in Fatima is not a requisite for salvation. However the Church has deemed Fatima worthly of belief, just be respectful.

~CC~

If those are allegorical, then yes, there is no reason to despair.  If the visions that some saints have had are true, there is every reason to despair.  Which saint was it that said 50,000 people died one day, two went to heaven, one to purgatory and the rest to hell?  Those odds are staggeringly desperate.  You can say, "Ah, it is impossible for man, but with God anything is possible!"  What false hope!  What does it matter if with God anything is possible?  If you're still one of the 49,997 who went to hell that day, it doesn't matter for you that anything is possible with God - you went to hell!  For you, it might as well have been that God was impotent!  At least then you wouldn't have the added salt in the wound that God could have saved you but chose to let you burn.
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Re: Has anyone else been thinking this way lately? - by Melkite - 04-17-2017, 02:54 PM



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