Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism?
(07-29-2011, 05:10 PM)Christus Imperat Wrote:
(07-29-2011, 02:11 PM)Walty Wrote:
(07-29-2011, 12:16 AM)Melkite Wrote:
(07-29-2011, 12:09 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: Augustine was not simply a Father amongst many but the "Doctor of Grace." His theology concerning predestination and grace has been accepted by the Church as her own.

This has nothing to do with the numbers of fathers supposedly for or against it. Scripture itself testifies clearly in favour of Augustinianism/Thomism concerning this issue.

To the first point, that's exactly where my question leads.  If that is the case, how then can the Church be said to have maintained the Apostolic Faith, if it has accepted as its own a doctrine that many of the Fathers did not hold?

By that logic, the TLM and the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception are novelties and heresy as well.  Theology develops organically, especially in the Church's early history.  Most of the Apostles were poor fishermen, not theologians or philosophers.

This is probably one of the main reasons Our Lord decided to bring Saul on board.  In the Apostle Paul, Our Lord made use of his immense intellect and deep knowledge of the law to begin the first systematic theological undertakings of the early Church.  What would the New Testament be without St. Paul?  The Gospels, Acts, James, 1,2 Peter, 1,2,3, John, Jude, Revelation.


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Re: Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism? - by Walty - 07-29-2011, 05:11 PM

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