Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978)
(05-18-2012, 02:11 AM)Vincentius Wrote: I wonder if anybody here can pinpoint to an era or part in Church history where EENS and water baptism ONLY for salvation was ever discussed or was the contention of a vigorous debate as when Fr. Feeney showed up with his linchpin  or keystone theory that we have today (promoted vigorously by the Dimond Bros and others from Fall River SBC).  None whatsoever that I know.  That holy Scriptures speaks otherwise and actually negates the feeneyite theory is good enough for all of us who do not hold to that strict interpretation of John 3:5, sans the Council of Trent's or the desire thereof.  How the water only theorists have missed this important and integral scriptural passage is beyond me.

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Romans 2:
6 And mercy to thee, O Lord; for thou wilt render to every man according to his works.    (Psalm 61:13)

12. For whosoever have sinned without the Law, without the Law shall perish: and
whosoever have sinned in the Law, by the Law shall be judged.
13. For not the hearers of the Law are just with God: but the doers of the Law shall be
14. For when the Gentiles which have not the Law, naturally do those things that are of the
Law: the same not having the Law, themselves are a law to themselves:
15. who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience giving testimony
to them, and among themselves mutually their thoughts accusing, or also descending,
16. In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my Gospel, JESUS

See also  Matt. 7:21, James 1:22 et seq., Deut. 10:17, Acts 10:34

Well, dogma is developed in reaction to errors.  That nobody was gung-ho about this particular error until the 40's is why it is still in limbo (as it were) is telling, as opposed to really persistently popular errors like Nestorianism which popped up relatively early in comparison.

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Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by salus - 05-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Re: Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by salus - 05-17-2012, 01:18 PM
Re: Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by salus - 05-17-2012, 07:03 PM
Re: Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by Parmandur - 05-18-2012, 02:49 AM

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