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At 75 I am revisiting these things in earnest and appreciate the contrasts of your interpretations, both pro and con. The confession made by the thief on the cross was simply "Lord." The prodigal son returned to the Father on the chance he might live better in his father's house after he had spent his inheritance, never once offering even a smidgeon of ...


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St. Thomas says in Super Sent., lib. 2 d. 19 q. 1 a. 2 s.c. 2 Super Sent., lib. 4 d. 20 q. 1 a. 1 qc. 3 arg. 3 Super Sent., lib. 4 d. 44 q. 3 a. 1 qc. 2 arg. 3 that "death is the greatest of punishments" ("mors est maxima poenarum"). Also, he writes in Summa Theologiae II-II, q. 79 a. 4 arg. 4: …the pain of loss which consists in being deprived of ...


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The Summa Theologiae and in the third book of the Summa "Contra Gentiles" CAtholic answers (I did not hear the program) may have been paraphrasing the concept of Aquinas's view of original justice and the effect it has on our inability to recognize sin.


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I believe that the question "Why would God create someone homosexual?" is a very small part of a bigger picture that needs to be considered. The real question here which extends beyond mere sexuality is simply, "Why would God create mankind with the natural inclination to do things he hates?" I say that because in the news and discussions homosexuality is a ...


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God created man perfect and Good, he did so with the express intention of sharing his nature with us. Our first parents lost that Devine attribute During the fall, making us subject to sin and death. The issue is not about love but about Sex, many people unite the two ideas and confuse the issue which is already difficult to understand. Sex has a purpose, ...


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Jesus paid it ALL! Done! past, present, and future. I work with Muslim communities and many of them because of the teaching that we need to confess our sin to Christ everyday and every time that we commit the sin, they don't believe that they are totally forgiven and need to work and do something to please God. So they ask, "If I sin and didn't confess my ...


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The Catholic Church requires attendance at a Catholic Mass on Sunday's and Holy days of Obligation. Attending another Christian Church does not meet this obligation. The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass."117 "The precept of ...


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We were never meant to be perfect because Jesus Christ wants us to be completely dependent on him. We we not meant to sin constantly and constantly do that because we would never enter into God's Kingdom. We would all never enter into God's Kingdom because of not repenting and changing from sinning to doing righteousness. Holy Bible quotes: I am the ...


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Both nakedness (and the awareness of that nakedness) and white garments are symbols (this does not mean we are not talking about real things, just that they are also symbolic). White is a symbol of purity. For example, Revelations 3:5 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of ...


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The isssue is one of how cultures express themselves. "God breathed into his nostrils" GEN 2:7. Does God Breath? The idea espressed in Gen 3:11 of Adam being Naked is not one of lack of clothing. Adam lost his devine sonship, his partacipation in the devine Nature as it was in the beginning. Ideas, such as being clothed in white, have meaning that we ...



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