Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
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(01-03-2012, 01:15 PM)Old Salt Wrote: "It is for this reason that the Council of Trent teaches: "the state of grace cannot be had except through the laver of regeneration or a desire for it". [15]

The Council of Trent doesn't teach that. :)  If it did, then it would exclude the sacrament of Penance from restoring a person to the state of grace.  I would suggest that you read the Sixth Session of Trent again...particularly the area where it offers a description of the Justification of the impious (ch. IV)...clearly describing it NOT as the state of grace, but as a translation from one state to another.  It is obvious from what is written there that the translation can neither be begun nor finished without first the laver of regeneration or a dedication to have it.  There is further teaching on the restoration of the fallen in that Session of Trent as well, which allows a person once baptized who has lost his justice to regain it again through the sacrament of Penance.

-- Nicole
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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by yablabo - 01-08-2012, 06:19 PM



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