Why I am a Catholic
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(07-28-2011, 07:12 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: INPEFESS said “I am Catholic because God wills it.” To me it makes more sense to say “I am Catholic because God desires it and sustains me with his grace.” The other way sounds like I have no free will in the matter.

Well, my free will to be Catholic is subordinate to God actually willing that I be Catholic, for if He didn't will it, even my free will wouldn't make me a Catholic.

You'll notice in my post that I followed my statement with:
INP Wrote:In light of such an all-powerful will, every other reason is superfluous.

It is not to say that I don't have any free will in the matter, but that it is superfluous (and so not even worthy mentioning) in light of God's will, because it is only by God's will that I have received the grace to know and love the truth.
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Why I am a Catholic - by cassini - 07-28-2011, 03:29 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by K3vinhood - 07-28-2011, 03:35 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Vetus Ordo - 07-28-2011, 03:46 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by formerbuddhist - 07-28-2011, 05:02 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by SCG - 07-28-2011, 05:08 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by obscurus - 07-28-2011, 05:09 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by JacafamalaRedux - 07-28-2011, 05:12 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by JacafamalaRedux - 07-28-2011, 05:14 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by dan hunter - 07-28-2011, 05:17 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by SCG - 07-28-2011, 05:17 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by JacafamalaRedux - 07-28-2011, 05:19 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by INPEFESS - 07-28-2011, 05:20 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Baskerville - 07-28-2011, 05:21 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by SCG - 07-28-2011, 05:23 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:24 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by INPEFESS - 07-28-2011, 05:24 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Vetus Ordo - 07-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by INPEFESS - 07-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by SCG - 07-28-2011, 05:27 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:30 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by obscurus - 07-28-2011, 05:39 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by dan hunter - 07-28-2011, 05:42 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:43 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by INPEFESS - 07-28-2011, 05:45 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:47 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by dan hunter - 07-28-2011, 05:50 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Vetus Ordo - 07-28-2011, 05:53 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:54 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by INPEFESS - 07-28-2011, 05:55 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Baskerville - 07-28-2011, 05:55 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:58 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:58 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Mithrandylan - 07-28-2011, 05:59 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by INPEFESS - 07-28-2011, 06:02 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Edward - 07-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by SCG - 07-28-2011, 07:10 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by SCG - 07-28-2011, 07:12 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by INPEFESS - 07-28-2011, 07:48 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by Revixit - 07-28-2011, 10:56 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by salus - 07-28-2011, 11:01 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by beatus vir - 07-29-2011, 02:20 PM
Re: Why I am a Catholic - by ResiduumRevertetur - 07-29-2011, 02:59 PM



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