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Is the pope a Thomist?

Discussion in 'Semper Reformanda' started by Osage Bluestem, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Osage Bluestem

    Osage Bluestem Galatians 5:1

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    He tweeted this:
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    @Pontifex: We do not become Christians by ourselves. Faith is above all a gift from God which is given to us in and through the Church."
     
  2. Apologetic_Warrior

    Apologetic_Warrior Saved by Grace through Faith

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    nah, he's just an ol' fashioned heretic is all, no biggie, dime a dozen they are.

    Catholics would probably defend that statement by saying; "by Church, He means Christ, who is the head of the Church". Classic case of how ambiguous statements rarely do a person any favor. If he means anything other than Christ by "Church", then he is way out in left field. As though any of the Apostles by the authority vested in them, mystically transferred faith or grace to anyone. Meh, that was fun, next...
     
  3. Keachian

    Keachian On Sabbatical

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    He is a romanist, not really too concerned about what sub-type of romanist he is
     
  4. ContraMundum

    ContraMundum Messianic Jewish Christian Supporter

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    I'm still trying to work out if he's a Christian!
     
  5. Osage Bluestem

    Osage Bluestem Galatians 5:1

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    I was just wondering because most Roman Catholics are molinists.
     
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    AmericanSamurai the dude abides

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    The papacy is an abomination, and men with funny hats.
     
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    gordRedeemed Transurfer

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    I do like how the new pope laid the smackdown on the 'bling' bishop.
     
  8. Nope. They would say he literally meant "the Church". It is the only way to receive the Roman Catholic sacraments. He contradicts himself all the time though because for some reason Atheists can STILL get to heaven without the "Church". By what he says, I have a better chance of getting to heaven as an atheist than as a Protestant. :doh: Although, he leans toward Universalism if you ask me. And ya know, he's got the keys. So were all good.