Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
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(01-23-2012, 02:28 AM)JoniCath Wrote:
(01-22-2012, 05:34 PM)Stubborn Wrote:
(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.

[size=10pt] For crying out loud, God is not bound by the restraints of time. He exists in all times, in all places......at the same time. Also remember: : "As it was in the beginning, it is now & forever shall be.      :mrwinky: :mrwinky:[/size][/size]

It is very true that God is not bound by *any* restraints - it is we who are bound, not Him.

It is we who are bound to follow the laws He made for our salvation. Now when you meet Our Lord, you can ask Him why He made a law that was impossible for some people to follow - let us all hope He tells you He did that because He can.
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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by Stubborn - 01-23-2012, 08:48 AM



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