Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
St. Gregory Nazianzen Wrote:If you were able to judge a man who intends to commit murder solely by his intention and without any act of murder, then you could likewise reckon as baptized one who desired baptism. But, since you cannot do the former, how can you do the latter? If you prefer, we will put it this way: If, in your opinion, desire has equal power with actual baptism, then make the same judgment in regard to glory. You would then be satisfied to desire glory, as though that longing itself were glory. Do you suffer any damage by not attaining the actual glory, as long as you have a desire for it? I cannot see it!

from his Oration on Divine Light, XL, #23
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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by yablabo - 01-26-2012, 12:09 PM



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