Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
(08-01-2009, 07:43 PM)Valz Wrote: In a message forum you can see them debating Protestants and even Mormons, using Scripture and arguments to refute them and to try and show the validity of the Catholic faith. But as soon as they are asked by a Protestant whether they believe that only Catholics are saved or they see a non-Catholic say that The Church teaches EENS, they will at once deny this and start pussyfooting around it and making up excuses to exonerate non-Catholics from the necessity of joining The Church.

It is one thing to admit the possibility that God in a way known to himself may save a person who dies outside the faith. it is quite another to neglect proclaiming or affirming the EENS dogma for the sake of political correctness or just out of plain cowardice or lukewarmness.

Anyone else has seen the same? What use is all the effort in trying to convince them if in the end you tell them that they can be saved outside the faith?


The pharisee strictly believed that outside of their Law, there is no salvation. Jesus refuted them. Mormons strictly belive that only mormons will be saved, many protestants believe that they are the real Catholics and the Papist are heretics.

The belief that only Catholics are saved and everybody else go to hell is the exact same thinking.

Catholics get more resources for the salvation through the sacraments, but also the measure is significantly higher for them.

I read a rhyme in an incunabule (pre XVI century book):

Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus
Esse salus ita malus

Outside the Church there is no salvation
If there is salvation it is worse.


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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by glgas - 08-01-2009, 10:17 PM

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