An Outlook on the upcoming Doctrinal Talks between SSPX and the Vatican
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(08-02-2009, 04:33 AM)James02 Wrote: Ig,
Serious question:  Why are you so alarmed about problems with Vat. II, but don't feel the same way about full blown heresies preached by Bishops?  The idea that Vat. II can be erroneous shakes your faith, but a Bishop preaching Jews don't have to be baptized doesn't?  Please explain the difference.

Jesus Christ kept the judgment to Himself, it is exclusively His decision who will enter the eternal Kingdom of God, and He will disclose His only in the end of world. This is very solid Catholic dogma: Inde venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos.

Any of your opinion about the salvation have to be reconciled with this dogma. You do not judge who will be saved.

I do not know how to resolve the seeming contradiction with other statement, but we had to be extremely careful about the Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus. Mark said that those who are baptized will be (could be) saved, but he did not said the those who are not baptized will be damned. Only those who intentionally reject the faith, to trust themselves to God. A Jew can trust himself to God w/o baptism, A Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Shintoist too. God will decide. 

In the time of the Florentine council everyone around was Catholic, and those outside explicitly opposed the Church fought against it. Now we are living in a world were the Catholic Church is a relatively small group, we cannot say that everybody outside it will be damned. Hitler was Catholic, Schweitzer, Gandhi were not. The Judge will be Jesus Christ, not anyone else now.

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Re: An Outlook on the upcoming Doctrinal Talks between SSPX and the Vatican - by glgas - 08-02-2009, 06:35 AM



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