Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others?
(12-09-2011, 12:34 PM)James02 Wrote:
Quote: How could Molinism and Thomism both be valid?

Neither is complete.  Both use the term "predestination", which is impossible with God as He is outside of time.  BUT, it is the best word we can come up with.

As I said before, the Church gives us a framework with limits.  As long as you are inside those limits, you are Catholic.  I can argue that Molinism is in error.  That is my right.  I may not call them heretics, because they are not.  That is why I am confident you won't find a Molinist disputing the Council of Orange.

Ok, but does God only love those whom he has elected?

So, is one who is not elect incapable of changing, only because God sees their course from outside of time, and not because God is willing them to not be saved?  Or is it because, completely irregardless of what they will do or who they will be in the confines of time, God has chosen to save some and the rest are doomed because he truly doesn't love them and has no desire to elect them as well?
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Re: Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others? - by Melkite - 12-09-2011, 01:02 PM



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