There is No Such Thing as a Homosexual Catholic Priest
(02-25-2011, 11:07 PM)James02 Wrote:
Quote: Your definition, I hate to say it, but it's true, is Protestant in nature.

It has the savor of the "saving Faith" argument you hear from the Once Saved Always Saved crowd.  You point out bible believing "Christians" who ran off with the secretary.  Or one who leaves their sect and becomes an atheist.  And they say, "well he had faith, but it wasn't saving faith", trying to invent a non-biblical distinction.  This argument that a baptized Catholic never had the "true" faith appears similar.

Yes, I was referring to that, and also to the fact that in some sects certain sins get one booted out.  Catholics can only get booted out for grave cases of heresy, schism, or what the Church proscribes excommunication for.

It's hard to get kicked out by design.  The Church exists to save us, not to damn us. Satan is the accuser, not the Church.  The Church gathers the sheep and sanctifies them.  Even excommunication is a salvific act in that it tells someone they need to change.  Excommunications are lifted as soon as the person changes.  They are never eternal unless the person doesn't repent his actions.  In fact, repentance isn't even required for excommunications to be remitted.

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