Skip to comments.How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
Posted on 05/03/2005 7:53:16 AM PDT by CathNY
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I saw Thomas Woods at mass today. I mentioned that this was posted on FR. He was most appreciative.
Scripture teaches that ones final salvation depends on the state of the soul at death. As Jesus himself tells us, "He who endures to the end will be saved" (Matt. 24:13; cf. 25:3146). One who dies in the state of friendship with God (the state of grace) will go to heaven. The one who dies in a state of enmity and rebellion against God (the state of mortal sin) will go to hell.
"By the eighteenth century, the Jesuits "had contributed to the development of pendulum clocks, pantographs, barometers, reflecting telescopes and microscopes, to scientific fields as various as magnetism, optics and electricity."
The Chinese would argue with you very strenuously about who invented and developed the scientific things mentioned. They would claim that all of those things were invented and put into productive use long before any Europeans.