Possessed Priest and Valid Sacraments
(09-27-2011, 09:56 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(09-27-2011, 09:27 PM)Melkite Wrote: No, it wasn't based on feelings, it was based on reason.  If God is immutable, and we know he goes to extraordinary measures to save us, then he must also go to extraordinary measures to save those unbaptized who never had a chance to be baptized.  That's reason based, not emotions based.

The only extraordinary measure God went to in order to redeem mankind was the sacrificial death of his Son on the cross whose blood "cleanseth us from all sin." (1 John 1:7) Indeed, divine revelation clearly teaches that "all have sinned, and do need the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) including infants and newborns. St. Paul stresses again the evangelical truth that all are condemned and that redemption comes only by faith in Christ when he says "the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by the faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe." (Galatians 3:22)

In order to be delivered from death, any man must repent of his sins, believe the Gospel and be baptized, according to Christ's infallible word: "Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3:5), "The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel." (Mark 1:15) and again "He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned." (Mark 16:16)

As you should know, God is under no obligation to save anyone. "O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: Why hast thou made me thus? Or hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction, that he might shew the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he hath prepared unto glory?" (Romans 9:20-23)

I'm not saying there isn't plenty of things you can point to to support such a position.  I'm just saying, this position can't both be true and God be immutable or not fickle at the same time.

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Possessed Priest and Valid Sacraments - by Jesse - 09-24-2011, 02:57 PM
Re: Possessed Priest and Valid Sacraments - by Melkite - 09-27-2011, 10:04 PM

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