Skip to comments.Satan's Arsenal: "The Seven Deadly Sins"
Posted on 09/25/2006 9:24:24 AM PDT by Salvation
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The only thing I didn't find there was deceit and lying. Would it go with pride?
I know I have to work on the pride and being the person in control. (Rather than the servant as this last Sunday's Gospel admonished.)
**I would assume these are mortal sins, or...?**
I think there are degrees. My understanding about a mortal sin is that I know it is a sin -- and I do it anyway -- ON PURPOSE!
**"I am not worthy that You should come under my roof but only say the word and my soul will be saved."**
Won't that be nice to have the original translation back??
I am also looking forward to
"The Lord be with you,"
And with your spirit also" (Don't know if that is exactly how it will be, however.) Do you?
You have very kind words there, GOP Poet.
*** The total rejection of the Catholic Church. **
I think the word "total" is the key word here. I would dare say that most protestant churches believe in Jesus as the Risen Savior, so I can't be the judge about a "total" rejection. We would need to talk to a theologian and find out exactly what that whole phrase means.
No. The US Bishops have forwarded the changes to Rome but no action as yet.
Have you never heard any faithful priest reiterate this infallibly defined doctrine?
Please notice that these citations you give were made before there was any other Church.
There is still only one Church. Other groups that call themselves Christians are not technically churches.
All Catholics (or Christians), before the Great Enlightenment, believed that the Church was the body of Christ,
There were heretics and schismatics before the enlightenment. Infallibly defined doctrine by definition cannot change, it is true for all time.
Bummers. Maybe we need to send them emails. LOL!
Only as I have cited above. Have you ever heard a faithful priest say that those who have never been exposed to Catholic teaching cannot be saved? That was the nature of my first post to William Terrell.
But all that are prideful would say the same thing.
But the Church teaches (and please note the use of the words "may," "can" and "possibility"):
People who have never had an opportunity to hear of Christ and his Churchand those Christians whose minds have been closed to the truth of the Church by their conditioningare not necessarily cut off from Gods mercy. Vatican II phrases the doctrine in these terms:
Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their consciencesthose too may achieve eternal salvation (LG 16).
Since Christ died for all, and since all men are in fact called to one and the same destiny, which is divine, we must hold that the Holy Spirit offers to all the possibility of being made partakers, in a way known to God, of the Paschal mystery (Gaudium et Spes 22).
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:
Every man who is ignorant of the gospel of Christ and of his Church but seeks the truth and does the will of God in accordance with his understanding of it can be saved. It may be supposed that such persons would have desired baptism explicitly if they had known its necessity (CCC 1260).
But only those in error would be guilty of pride. Someone who is adamant that 2+2=4, who refuses to accept that 2+2 may also equal 5 is not guilty of pride.
P.S. I like your purple apple.
I don't think so. But others may differ. Actually, God has the answer for you and for me; we will just have to wait until we die to find out. LOL!
Thanks for the ping! I love these threads and read them all the time.
The words of Vatican II you quote says no such thing, and mentions no church at all.