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To: muawiyah
Au contraire, traditional belief of Catholics is that, with the sole exception of the "sin against the Holy Spirit" (and no one is absolutely sure what that is) there is always hope of contrition and amendment.

God's grace is a free gift, but things have to get very bad indeed before He withdraws the chance to repent and change your ways.

Except for strict Calvinists, who believe you are either elect or reprobate and nothing can change it, many Protestants would more or less agree with this Catholic position.
38 posted on 11/30/2003 6:50:21 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
It's about Teddy. He's over the line ~ has been for a long time.
52 posted on 12/01/2003 4:48:12 AM PST by muawiyah
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