To: Marchmain; ebb tide
Nope, not because of betrayal. Per Haydock Catholic Bible Commentary (Matthew 27:5):
To his first repentance succeeded fell despair, which the devil pursued to his eternal destruction. If the unhappy man had sought true repentance, and observed due moderation in it, (by avoiding both extremes, presumption and despair) he might have heard a forgiving Master speaking to him these consoling words: I will not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may be converted and still live. Origen.
posted on 08/04/2020 3:29:02 PM PDT
(Francis didn't start the Fire)
Is your quote from this Origen as well:?? Same guy ?
The question of universalism, is perennially agitated in the Christian tradition. A notable proponent of that view was the great Origen, who, in the third century, set forth a theologically and philosophically complex doctrine of Apocatastasis according to which all creatures, including the devil, will be saved.
It ticks me off that the Purists out there force me to play their stupid game....
posted on 08/04/2020 9:21:05 PM PDT
(In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti...Amen.)
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