Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article
(06-06-2009, 01:19 PM)newschoolman Wrote: Bishop Ketteler illustrates the distinction between the natural right aspect vs. grace & salvation as follows:

“Christianity accords to man his full right of self-determination and recognizes in this right his fullest dignity and nobility. In fact, Christianity by its doctrine of eternal damnation recognizes the ultimate consequence of this right, because this teaching implies that God will even permit men to eternally contradict Him rather than violate man's sacred right to self-determination." (Cf. Ketteler, Sermon on "The Christian Concept of Human Freedom", December 17, 1848)

I kind of disagree with "God will even permit men to eternally contradict Him rather than violate man's sacred right to self-determination."  on a technical basis.  As I understand it, after death, we have no chance of repentance, no hope of change from heaven or hell, etc.  So, our self-determination ends with our last breath, doesn't it?  That's how I see it.
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Re: Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article - by Historian - 06-06-2009, 02:43 PM



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