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Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Wed Aug 23 19:05:46 MDT 2006
>>Then catholics are not Christian if they have no trust in salvation.
>>That makes catholics unsaved and merely a religion like all others.
>>But only if your correct.
>You are way off base on this.
>An aside - What is "a religion like all others?"
>That's a non-sensical remark.
>The fact that a person can gravely sin and not be saved doesn't make
>catholics "unsaved". nonsense.
>Our Loving Savior died and - most importantly - rose from the dead in
>order to atone for the sins of all. However, that glorious
>salvation earned through Him does NOT relieve us of responsibility. His
>ever-powerful charge to us - "Love one another as I have loved you." His
>love for us was, and still is, the absolute of love for another - the
>giving of one's life. Few of us will ever truly have the opportunity to
>give our life in love for another. But there is much we can indeed do in
>love for one another on the great path towards eternal life. Our Savior
>was quite clear in His demand for this.
>We are all "saved" through the sacrifice of Our Savior. That's why He did
>it! He gave that gift freely to all. We are, then, by definition
>saved. No one is unsaved. However, complacency would be a sorrowful
>mistake, for it is easy for any of us to reject that salvation. The
>Church teaches that sin is a manifestation of this rejection. It is not
>limited to Catholics - nor is salvation.
>Oh - and trust is not in salvation; trust is in God.
Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at verizon.net
steve at fryefamily.net
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