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The various "New Church" denominations that follow the Christian teachings and Bible interpretations written by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) have a view of salvation that is partially, though not wholly, compatible with the salvation theory that your Christian friend describes. Key points that are compatible: Non-Christians and people with faulty or ...


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This is not really a question dealt with on an official basis by the Catholic Church, but it is fairly easy to answer. Pain is an example of evil, and evil, when one examines it fully, is not strictly speaking a “being;” rather, it is a privation or lack of being. This idea is summed up by St. Thomas Aquinas (not an “official” source of Catholic teaching, ...


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Does God desire that all men be Catholic? The answer to the O.P. is fundamentally “yes:” the Church teaches that it is the Catholic Church—that is, the universal Church—and hence that God calls all people to be members. Lumen Gentium [LG], Vatican II’s dogmatic constitution on the Church, puts it as follows: All men are called to belong to the new ...


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The King James editors were translating the Greek literally. The Greek phrase in question in Romans 3:22 is: διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ where the words "Jesus Christ" (Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ) are in the genitive, or "possessive" case. This is a Greek idiom. Whereas we use the preposition "in" to signify faith in something, Greek sometimes simply signifies ...


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I will provide an answer which has a component of NT textual criticism, because it is based on a biblical verse whose text is contested: "No one has ascended into heaven except He who descended from heaven, the Son of Man who is in heaven." (Jn 3:13) The ending who is in heaven is omitted in some old manuscripts of Alexandrian text-type (P66, P75, ...



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