Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
(12-30-2011, 11:36 AM)Crusading Philologist Wrote: Well, baptism and confession are the bare minimum necessary for salvation.

The bare minimum is baptism, which presupposes faith.

Confession only applies to those who sin after baptism and the Eucharist to those over the age of reason. In any case, I don't see why the same reasoning about the desire for the sacrament supplying the same effects as if by proxy doesn't apply to all sacraments.

One could be baptised by desire, confirmed by desire, receive holy communion by desire, confess by desire, marry by desire, receive holy orders by desire and extreme unction by desire. In sum, live a whole Christian life by desire, vicariously so to speak, without actual consumation of facts.
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Re: Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada - by Vetus Ordo - 12-30-2011, 11:42 AM



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