Jonas Clark's Religious Spirits: Having a Form of Godliness PDF

By Jonas Clark

ISBN-10: 188688501X

ISBN-13: 9781886885011

Revivalist Jonas Clark takes objective at what he identifies as "religious spirits" which offer start to spiritual types and traditions which seduce humans clear of religion within the one, real God and divert them into fake spirituality.

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It is not the same as illness. Since guilt is an intentional happening with an intrinsic constitutive moment of truth/falsehood it can only be repaired by attaining to objective good, not by alleviating physical suffering that comes from sin. b) Whether one understands it clearly or not, all sin is an offense against God. c) Guilt has different degrees based on the sinner’s degree of knowledge and freedom. God can never put us into the tragic situation where sin is our only choice. 2. Sins are principally acts, not states, although sins create a sinful mind set which begets more sin.

Abstract: This analysis of concupiscence presumes all prerequisites of free decision are present in human nature both now and in Adam before the fall. Topics: CONCUPISCENCE; THEOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, mono-/polygenism; HUMAN NATURE, gift of integrity; FREEDOM and decision (360-369); NATURE and person (362-368); SUPERNATURAL EXISTENTIAL (376-382). Subsidiary Discussions: Sin in biblical theology, (347 ftn1); Sarx (354 ftn2); Theology, dogmatic (proofs in) (349); Grace, grades of (356 ftn1); Appetite, structure of (358-359); Cognition in scholastic anthropology (359-360); Matter (363 ftn1); Repentance (366 ftn2); Concupiscence, Christ’s freedom from (364 ftn1, 367-368); Sin, venial (370-371); Apatheia (374); “Heart,” German mysticism of (374).

II. What does the encyclical say about the possibility of union with Christ through grace for those who, in a sense of the reply to our first question, are not members of the church? 1) The necessity of membership of the church for salvation, as found in the church’s teaching before the encyclical. a) Dogmatic sitations. b) Scripture. c) Salvation outside the church (votum baptismi). d) How can baptism be necessary yet unbaptized can be saved? e) Church membership voto ecclesiae. f) Problems. 2) The teaching of the encyclical on the possibility of grace and salvation for those who are not members of the visible church.

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