Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
(08-10-2009, 10:03 AM)didishroom Wrote: And for PeterII. Here's what St. Agustine says on Cornelius.

St. Augustine who, in his treatise On Baptism: Against the Donatists, asks us “not to depreciate a man’s righteousness should it begin to exist before he joined the Church, as the righteouness of Cornelius began to exist before he was in the Christian community,” also says in the same sentence that this righteouness “was not thought worthless, or the angel would not have said to him, ‘Thy alms have been accepted and thy prayers have been heard;’ nor did it yet suffice for his gaining the kingdom of Heaven, or he would not have been told to send for Peter, “ 76 in order to be baptized by him.

Where did you get the above quote from?  That is not St. Augustine speaking, that is someone incorrectly commenting on what Augustine said.  St. Augustine specifically said:

On Baptism, Book 4, Chapter 24 Wrote:As therefore in Abraham the justification of faith came first, and circumcision was added afterwards as the seal of faith; so in Cornelius the spiritual sanctification came first in the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the sacrament of regeneration was added afterwards in the laver of baptism.


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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by PeterII - 08-10-2009, 04:44 PM

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