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Friday, May 20, 2011

Whether Salvation Can Be Had Without True Faith- by Bishop Hay


An Inquiry, Whether Salvation Can Be Had Without True Faith,
and out of the Communion of the Church of Christ

by Bishop George Hay of Scotland [1729-1811],
Excerpts From THE SINCERE CHRISTIAN

Bishop George Hay was one of the greatest Catholic teachers and apologists of the early 19th Century. His three famous books are The Sincere Christian, The Devout Christian, and The Pious Christian which are out of print. Bishop Hay was a formidable opponent of liberalism, and his works have received high praise from numerous Catholic bishops of the 19th Century. Paul Cardinal Cullen said, "the learned Bishop's writings display a great power of reasoning, and great critical acumen, while they supply an inexhaustible mine of erudition and Scriptural knowledge".
This eleven-part presentation is taken from the concluding chapters The Sincere Christian. It is here that Dr. Hay demonstrates from Scripture that the Catholic Church is the one true Church, outside of which there is no salvation. The bishop's presentation is scrupulously methodical. He thoroughly explains one point, then employs it as a foundation for the next. This exhaustive treatise is desperately needed, especially in our age when the doctrinal truth on the one true Church of Christ is denied by a great multitude of Catholic laity, clergy and prelates.