Salvation through confusion?
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(this is a thought exercise, not something I wish to claim or believe)

In very generic terms, we say:

- that salvation comes from Christ through the Church

- to attain salvation, one must be free of actual mortal sin upon death

- to commit a mortal sin, one must have full knowledge that what he is doing is grave matter

- the state of the Church today has caused such massive confusion, that the vast majority of Catholics are probably unaware of the mortal nature of many of their sins

- therefore, they do not have full knowledge, and therefore are not committing actual mortal sins

- without any actual mortal sins on their soul, they will be saved (most likely through Purgatory)

- therefore it is quite possible that the confusion spread by the Church is saving souls, since in this modern age most Catholics are outright rejecting Church teaching due to abuse, scandals, and poor teaching

- It is probably not far fetched to say that more souls will be saved, via Purgatory, through a confusing Church, than if the Church taught clearly since fallen human nature in this modern age is very weak to resist temptation

So ultimately, if a case can be made that the vast majority of people do not have "fuill knowledge" of mortal sin because the Church has failed to teach effectively, then is there really a problem with the Church spreading such confusion?
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Salvation through confusion? - by LionHippo - 10-01-2019, 10:46 PM
RE: Salvation through confusion? - by Markie Boy - 10-02-2019, 06:23 AM
RE: Salvation through confusion? - by Paul - 10-02-2019, 08:35 AM
RE: Salvation through confusion? - by Paul - 10-03-2019, 02:27 PM
RE: Salvation through confusion? - by Paul - 10-03-2019, 07:44 PM
RE: Salvation through confusion? - by MaryTN - 10-02-2019, 02:21 PM
RE: Salvation through confusion? - by 1Faith - 10-02-2019, 04:57 PM
RE: Salvation through confusion? - by Augustinian - 10-03-2019, 08:32 PM



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