Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
I've quoted the exact passage already:

Quote: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.

Anyone who speaks English can understand that Augustine is equating Abraham's justification with Cornelius's spiritual sanctification.  Your argument is that someone who dies in the state of "spiritual sanctification" only is not saved because they are not "justified," as if the concepts are not equivalent.  Augustine certainly did not believe that, and neither does the Magisterium.   
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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by PeterII - 09-02-2009, 06:34 PM



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