Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
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(01-22-2012, 05:22 PM)JoniCath Wrote: Remember the good thief. He admitted that he deserved to be on the cross, yet he asked Christ, "Remember me when you come into your kingdom".

Did Christ ask him "have
you beenBaptized. No, He said to the thief, "Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise."
You are so right that while we must be "in awe" of Christ, there is an unhealthy fear that can communicate itself to others. I admire you for realizing this & trying to see God in ALL of His Glory........His justice, yes..........but also His Mercy.

You are so right!
......never mind that Our Lord had not yet instituted baptism when He told St. Dismas (the good thief) that. Try to remember that He did not command the necessity of water until sometime before He ascended into heaven.
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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by Stubborn - 01-22-2012, 05:34 PM



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