Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
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Quote: Cornelius the Gentile: "A religious man, and fearing God with all his house, giving much alms to the people and always praying to God" was a just man and performed miracles before he was baptized by St. Peter.  Obviously, despite not being baptized, he was not worshipping a false God.
Protestants love this quote.  But read further: "Then Peter answered: Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized (saved -- added), who have received the Holy Ghost, as well as we? 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. "  From the context, forbidding water is forbidding salvation.  The Holy Ghost also descended on the Old Testament prophets.  And yet they had to wait in Limbo for Jesus to be saved.  The Holy Ghost was poured out on these Gentiles to prove that they should be allowed to be baptized, not to show that by works they could save themselves.

This also shows that God sent a missionary to baptize them.
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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by James02 - 08-06-2009, 02:31 AM



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