Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
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Quote: So here we have Augustine showing through revelation that one can be saved without water Baptism, while not precluding the moral obligation that everyone has to do it, including Cornelius, as a precept.
  Augustine was commenting before the Church settled the matter.  Furthermore I disagree with him on this point because the Good Thief clearly went to Limbo, the Paradise of the Fathers. 

But in any case, Augustine is commenting on EXPLICIT baptism of desire.  He says it only applies when baptism is physically prevented, and uses the case of Cornelius to show that Baptism is still required if it is NOT physically prevented.  Read it again.
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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by James02 - 08-08-2009, 07:48 PM



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