Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
(01-30-2012, 07:13 PM)yablabo Wrote: Secondly, and I will repeat, St. Thomas taught, as you've proven by quoting him: the Sacrament of Baptism which contains two analogies that he also calls baptism: of repentance and of blood...NOT desire... :)

Baptism of desire is the same thing as Baptism of repentance.  Whoever says otherwise is misunderstanding one or the other (if not both).

St. Thomas does teach that the Sacrament of Baptism contains the other two baptisms,  here:
"St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica III Q66 A11" Wrote:The other two Baptisms are included in the Baptism of Water, which derives its efficacy, both from Christ's Passion and from the Holy Ghost. Consequently for this reason the unity of Baptism is not destroyed.

But he also very clearly teaches that that one can exist apart from the others:
"St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica III Q66 A11" Wrote:In like manner a man receives the effect of Baptism by the power of the Holy Ghost, not only without Baptism of Water, but also without Baptism of Blood: forasmuch as his heart is moved by the Holy Ghost to believe in and love God and to repent of his sins: wherefore this is also called Baptism of Repentance.

Read:  http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4066.htm#article11
But also read: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4068.htm#article2

I'm tempted to copy them here, but instead I ask you to read them.
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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by Doce Me - 01-31-2012, 12:45 AM



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