Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
(12-30-2011, 01:30 AM)SouthpawLink Wrote:
Stubborn Wrote:Dying in the state of grace is via BOD may or may not suffice for salvation. As it is now, the Church teaches it suffices for grace and justification. THAT is all She has ever taught infallibly. Never anywhere has She ever infallibly taught that one who dies unbaptized goes to heaven.

That's just the truth of the matter.

Your admittance that BOD brings with it sanctifying grace and justification proves my -- and the Church's -- argument:

Pope St. Pius V, Ex Omnibus Afflictionibus: A man with perfect charity has his sins remitted (Denz.1031f.).  Justification brings with it the remission of sins (Denz. 1043).  Perfect charity cannot exist along with the guilt of eternal damnation (Denz. 1070).

Thus, a man with perfect charity has his sins remitted and so is justified.  A justified man (he with perfect charity) does not have the guilt of eternal damnation.  So what happens to those who die justified and in the state of grace?  Trent teaches:

"We we must believe that to those justified nothing more is wanting from being considered [can. 32] as having satisfied the divine law by those works which have been done in God according to the state of this life, and as having truly merited eternal life to be obtained in its own time (if they shall have departed this life in grace)" (Sess. VI, ch. xvi: Denz. 809).

Dying justified and in the state of grace merits eternal life.  Case closed.

Case not closed, the quote you provided is speaking about one already baptized, the bolded paragraph is speaking about the sacrament of penance.

If you start at Ch XIV it might be more clear to you - your Ch XVI begins with: Before men, therefore, who have been justified in this manner,-whether they have preserved uninterruptedly the grace received, or whether they have recovered it when lost....... What is meant by "In this manner", is the Sacrament of Penance from the previous chapters and the paragraph continues talking about the Sacrament, not the desire for baptism.

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