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Old 8th May 2006, 09:31 PM
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Is it important to be Catholic? Is which church one goes to important?

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“It is important for the individual. If the individual thinks and believes that his or her way is the only way to God, if they do not know any other way, do not doubt and so do not feel the need to look elsewhere, then that is their way of salvation, the way that God comes into their life. But from the moment that a soul receives the grace to know God it must begin to seek. And if it does not seek, it moves away from the right road. But God gives to all souls that He creates a chance to meet Him and to accept Him or reject Him.” –Blessed Theresa of Calcutta

It's all about grace, and each individual's response to God's grace. The question we all must ask ourselves is, "Are we being honest with God, and with ourselves?"

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Old 8th May 2006, 09:34 PM
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It is possible for almost anyone to be saved, unless they refuse through the last moment of life to repent from serious sin.


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Old 13th July 2008, 04:09 AM
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Yes, I think you stated that correctly. The article points out that just because something has been with the Church for a long time, does not make it a part of Tradition.

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Tradition is the deeds wrought by God in the history of salvation. It is specifically and only the deeds of God. The truths thus taught, are taught without words, and are transmitted by the lives, deeds, and words of those who live according to the Faith in every generation.

Many things that are considered to be a part of Tradition are not truly Tradition itself, although they may reflect it, in part.

Ron

Ron, is all revealed truth contained in Holy Scripture? Or can it be admitted that Christ gave to His Apostles to be transmitted to His Church, that the Apostles received either from the very lips of Jesus or from inspiration or Revelation, Divine instructions which they transmitted to the Church and which were not committed to the inspired writings? If so, can you name a few.
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Old 13th July 2008, 01:28 PM
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Ron, is all revealed truth contained in Holy Scripture? Or can it be admitted that Christ gave to His Apostles to be transmitted to His Church, that the Apostles received either from the very lips of Jesus or from inspiration or Revelation, Divine instructions which they transmitted to the Church and which were not committed to the inspired writings? If so, can you name a few.

theologians do not agree on whether every truth found in Tradition is also found in Scripture, and vice versa.

my opinion is that all truths found explicitly or implicitly in Tradition are also found explicitly or implicitly in Scripture.

Tradition is not a set of instructions (instructions are not teachings, and so would fall under the temporal authority, not the teaching authority). Tradition is not an oral tradition handed on.
See my article:
http://www.catholicplanet.com/TSM/in...-tradition.htm
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Old 4th August 2008, 02:09 PM
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I think that all Truths necessary for salvation are in Scripture; however, not all Truths may be found in it.

[John 16]
{16:12} I still have many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them now.


Then He says:
{16:13} But when the Spirit of truth has arrived, he will teach the whole truth to you.... (Truths Jesus did not say to them then)
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