Paul's Passing Thoughts

The False Gospel of Justification by Faith in 30 Minutes

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 3, 2021

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  1. lucas fuentes said, on August 8, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    What church father prior to Augustine teaches a power of the keys devolving to the church? Tertullian flatly denies it and says the keys were given to Peter alone and could not be transferred to any successor.

    When you say that the view that salvation is a one-time thing and then sanctification is a separate thing, and thus there is “once saved always saved,” and you say “But the Protestants 20 years ago didn’t realize THAT’S NOT PROTESTANTISM.” So what is it then? Its Catholicism. Catholics don’t believe in losing their salvation (not pre-Vatican 2 Catholics) but in purgatory. Salvation and sanctification are separate to them because Salvation means you will not go to hell but to heaven, whereas Santification is about whether you go to heaven immediately upon death or have to spent X amount of time in purgatory first. So Tradtional Catholicism has “once saved always saved” as in no Catholic can go to hell; but the Catholic who is insufficiently sanctified has to spend X amount of time in purgatory between death and heaven due to how much sanctification is left to be done. Now Vatican 2 may have gotten rid of purgatory (Catholics don’t seem to be too clear on this) which may have moved Catholics more to the Protestant perspective that unless you are fully sanctified you’re not saved. My point here is obviously not that Catholicism is right. But both groups need to rethink their beliefs massively.

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