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The statement “Crucifixion was not necessary for salvation and that only a drop of Jesus' blood needed to be spilled” could not have been from St. Thomas Aquinas. This is because it obliquely implies that there was no need for Christ to die, which is grossly against the tenets of Christianity. St. Thomas was one of the supreme advocates of Eucharistic ...


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Did he literally bleed through his pores as could be interpreted from this verse? Yes. This condition is called Hematidrosis. What would cause him to sweat blood during a prayer to his Father? Hematidrosis may occur when a person is suffering extreme levels of stress; for example, facing his or her own death. What is the spiritual meaning behind this ...


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The practice is entirely biblical. At the Last Supper, Christ took a single cup at the end of the meal and handed it round the apostles: Mt 26:27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” The ...


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This seems to be a misunderstanding of terms on your part. Remember first that our English translations often miss nuances in translation. Words carry different meanings. These phrases are generally understood to mean that Jesus paid the price for our sins. That can certainly connote the idea of a purchase in the normal sense, as in "I paid for my ...


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The Summa answers this nicely with a resounding, "Absolutely not." I'm lazy, so I'll just put Part III Question 46 Article 4 Objection 1 here: As Chrysostom [Athanasius, Orat. De Incarn. Verb.] says: "Christ had come in order to destroy death, not His own, (for since He is life itself, death could not be His), but men's death. Hence it was not by reason of ...


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The practice originated sometime during the Second World War. It is designed to avoid spreading germs or other contagious diseases. Although it certainly unscriptural (i.e., not the way it was done in the Bible) it is an accommodation to modern health practices.


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The priest was quoting Aquinas' prayer Adoro Te Devote (emphasis mine): O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore Thee, Who truly art within the forms before me; To Thee my heart I bow with bended knee, As failing quite in contemplating Thee. Jesu, eternal Shepherd! hear our cry; Increase the faith of all whose souls on Thee rely. Sight, ...


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I don't have alot of time, but I'd like to do my best to contextualize what the priest on relevant radio was saying. It is technically correct to say that Jesus didn't need to die on the Cross, in the sense of, God is not restrained by something other than Himself. (And, although I don't have time to look it up, I believe St. Thomas mention this as a ...



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