Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
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Quote:What is an "invisible internal forum"?

Someone's conscience.

Quote: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.

Forbidding water does not forbid salvation, it forbid's formal membership into the Catholic Church.  And the souls of the Old Testament prophets in Father's Limbo were certainly not baptized by water after the Redemption.

The error of Universal Salvationists is that no one is morally obligated to formally join the Catholic Church.  The Feeneyites counteract this with the error that only formal membership in the Catholic Church can save you.  Catholic doctrine is that non-Catholics are morally obligated to become members of the Catholic Church, but impediments beyond their control may block this.  They can still be saved within the Catholic Church by internally cooperating with God's grace. 
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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by PeterII - 08-06-2009, 07:41 PM



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