Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
You want the quote to say this:
Quote: so in Cornelius  the spiritual sanctification came first in the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the sacrament of baptism was added afterwards

Instead it says this:
Quote: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.
Regeneration, Justification, and Salvation are synonyms.  Sanctification is not a synonym for salvation.  That is pretty common knowledge.

Furthermore, I quoted Augustine where he is quite clear. 
Quote:But since all the good that he had in his prayers and alms could not benefit him unless he were incorporated in the Church by the bond of Christian brotherhood and peace, he was ordered to send to Peter, and through him learned Christ; and, being also baptized by his orders, he was joined by the tie of communion to the fellowship of Christians,
Clearly being joined by the tie of communion to the fellowship of Christians is the same as being incorporated in the Church by the bond of Christian brotherhood and peace.  And Augustine credits this to baptism, which results in the Cornelius getting "benefit" from his good works.
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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by James02 - 09-02-2009, 08:18 PM



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