Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
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In case of emergency Baptism by water can be replaced by Baptism of desire or Baptism by blood. (Sent. fidei prox.) - - - - - - - - FYI, "Fidei Prox" means, "almost a dogma" - or "approximately a dogma". We *are not* bound to believe fidei prox.

The whole "in case of emergency" imaginary scenario neglects or  perverts the the doctrine of Divine Providence entirely.
BODers must actually believe that God is too busy feeding the birds to provide water and a person to baptize one who sincerely wants and needs it.  Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? If birds don't eat, they die - He *could* sustain them on thin air - *but* He doesn't - and if He ever did, there's know way to know it............ He *could* reward salvation without water - but He doesn't - and if He ever did, there's know way to know it.

And let's remember that we are taught from childhood that we had better remain in the state of grace and always be prepared -  because like a thief in the night is how Our Lord comes for *us all*..........
But know this ye, that if the good man of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come. Mat. 24:43


From: The New Catholic Dictionary

Providence
(Latin: providere, to foresee, provide)

Adapting means to an end, God in His Wisdom ordering every event so that the purpose of creation may be realized, and, in particular providing for every human being the means of working out his destiny and of serving and glorifying his Creator, Ruler, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. Saint John Damascene calls it: "The will of God by which all things are ruled by right reason." It leaves no room for chance or for fate. It is the personal act of God in regard to man..........

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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by Stubborn - 01-22-2012, 01:31 PM



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