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To: Natural Law

Cool - ty. Is it still possible for people to pay for their way out of sin? IOW is the practice of “indulgences” true today?


2,179 posted on 01/18/2013 9:23:20 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SteelTrap
"Is it still possible for people to pay for their way out of sin?"

It never was. Some abuses did take place, but those were contrary to Church teaching. One thing that is often misunderstood is the concept of restitution and corporeal acts of mercy as penance. Too often these have been mischaracterized as "buying your way into heaven" by the Reformation.

Peace be with you

2,181 posted on 01/18/2013 9:30:37 PM PST by Natural Law (Jesus did not leave us a Bible, He left us a Church.)
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