Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others?
(12-13-2011, 04:31 AM)Parmandur Wrote:
(12-13-2011, 03:48 AM)randomtradguy Wrote: So Augustine believed in conditional hell, did he believe in conditional heaven too? I feel if he believed in unconditional election, then that implies unconditional deprivation anyway, the implied double predestination spoken about before.
I'm fine now with the question of salvation, I'm just wondering what he thought.

He didn't believe in unconditional election.  The condition of election is the exercise of the free will to accept God's grace.  This is open to all. [...]

Yes, I agree, in a sense. However, though I think the conditional/unconditional dichotomy aptly applies to reprobation, I do not think it is as appropriately applied to election, at least not by itself. Perhaps a better dichotomy might be active/passive, which represents the phraseology employed by St. Thomas, if I remember correctly.
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Re: Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others? - by INPEFESS - 12-13-2011, 05:15 AM



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