Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
(08-01-2009, 08:56 PM)Jacafamala Wrote: If salvation is possible outside the Church, then the Martyrdom of the Apostles was worth what? And the many missionaries who've given their lives for the Gospel, what for if we all will go to heaven in the end?

No, like I’ve said before, baptizing and preaching the Gospel is not an option for Christians. Whether nations are converted or they spit in our eye or even kill us, we must spread the Gospel because that’s the Great Commission. So, yes, the martyrdom of the apostles and missionaries is “worth it” and they already have their reward. They did not waste their time regardless of how broad or narrow our interpretation of EENS might be.

Those outside the visible structure of the Church could be given the grace of salvation. That’s God’s business. We just need to tend to ours. I think a good answer to Protestants would be that there is no salvation outside the church – and that some people might be “inside the church” though they are not enrolled members.

- Lisa

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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by SCG - 08-01-2009, 10:39 PM

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