Showing posts with label EENS defense against Fr. Ryland. Show all posts
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Catholic Answers : No Salvation Outside the Church by Fr. Ray Ryland

This article by Fr. Ray Ryland writing for "this Rock" magazine has been brought to my attention. Since Catholic Answers organization is held in high esteem by many Catholics , I will attempt a rebuttal.( His article will be in blue and my response in black)-- Bill Strom
No Salvation Outside the Church
By Fr. Ray Ryland
Why does the Catholic Church teach that there is "no salvation outside the Church"? Doesn’t this contradict Scripture? God "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:4).

No, it doesn't contradict scripture.
This quote in scripture is often used against those who hold the traditional understanding of "No Salvation outside the Church."
Bishop Hay [1729-1811]"To understand this we must observe that the Word of God declares that God wills, "all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth." [1 Tim. 2: 4] In consequence of this sincere desire God never fails to give to all such outward helps and inward graces as He sees sufficient to bring them to the knowledge of the truth, if they co-operate with them; but if they shut their eyes against His light-----if, from the corruption of their heart, they pay no regard to His graces-----then they remain in their ignorance; but their ignorance is voluntary in its cause, and a just punishment of their own fault."(Excerpts From THE SINCERE CHRISTIAN) http://catholicvox.blogspot.com/2011/05/whether-salvation-can-be-had-without.html