When was original sin removed from OT saints?
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(07-23-2012, 01:16 PM)Melkite Wrote: If, as the Thomists state, that God saved men through their faith and circumcision, but women only through their faith, doesn't setting up such arbitrary conditions for one person but not the other kind of contradict the simplicity of God?  Either faith is the requirement, or it's not, but it can't be the requirement for some and not for others.

"If, as all here believe (I hope), God allows only men to be priests, but women to have other roles, doesn't setting up such arbitrary conditions for one person but not the other kind of contradict the simplicity of God?"

No for the priesthood, and no for circumcision.  Men and women are complementary but very different and God chooses to treat them very differently.  God is simple, but that doesn't mean that His creation is simple in the same way.  We don't have to fully understand for a thing for it to be so.

A man who was circumcised but died without faith would go to everlasting hell,  just as a woman would.  Circumcision removes original sin, it doesn't guarantee salvation.
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Re: When was original sin removed from OT saints? - by Doce Me - 07-23-2012, 04:53 PM



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