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To: annalex
Limbo and the Hope of Salvation
8 posted on 06/22/2005 10:30:56 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation; Hermann the Cherusker
Thank you, very good read and a very thoughful comment by Hermann the Cherusker in #22

I think, as appearance of a renowned Universalist deacon there shows, that there is a danger of extending the teaching on Limbo, and in particular the hope of supernatural beatific vision (as opposed to the certainty of perfect natural happiness) into some universalist, or pelagianist, waters.

But at the same time, one should not take the promise of Christ given to His disciples, -- "unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you shall not have life everlasting" into some sort of Calvinist restriction on Christ Himself. As the case of the Holy Innocents shows, at least in their case we have a certainty of beatific vision available to them, albeit on an exceptional basis.

9 posted on 06/22/2005 11:42:17 AM PDT by annalex
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