Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
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(01-01-2012, 01:56 PM)SouthpawLink Wrote: Stubborn,
Your example of St. Joseph's death doesn't work because, like the Holy Innocents and St. Dismas, he died before Christ did and so had to wait for Him to open the gates of Heaven, much like the Holy Innocents and St. Dismas died before the Great Commission (around the time when Baptism became necessary for salvation) and so are bad proofs for baptism of desire.

You're missing my point.

BOD can put the person in a state of justification - that's what Trent's catechism teaches - I agree with that.
The syllogism in the link pretty much says the consensus of the theologians is that dying justified is the only thing needed for salvation:

BOD = one is in the state of justification.

So the syllogism is: Justification + OM teaching that dying justified = salvation = harmony

My question asks - - - - if being justified is the only requirement, certainly St. Joseph was justified  - why was he not  immediately rewarded salvation when he died?
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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by Stubborn - 01-01-2012, 03:00 PM



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