St. Augustine said that only the sins of  ___________ could be forgiven by God.

a.     adults

b.     baptized people

c.      saints


THE ANSWER IS…. B….baptized people

Here is the full quote: “There are three ways in which sins are forgiven: in baptism, in prayer, and in the greater humility of penance; yet God does not forgive sins except to the baptized.” (Sermons to Catechumens on the Creed 7:15 [A.D. 395])

Even so, St. Augustine adds that one studying to be a member of the Catholic Church who is filled with love for God, but who has not yet been baptized, has a better chance of heaven than a baptized heretic, who turned away from the Catholic Church. (See: On Baptism, Against the Donatists 4:21:28 [400 A.D.])

Regarding Baptism, also see:

http://ic.net/~erasmus/RAZ191.HTM (Baptism & Early Church)

http://ic.net/~erasmus/RAZ215.HTM (Luther & Wesley)

http://matt1618.freeyellow.com/baptismpage.html (The Baptism Page)

http://www.catholic-defense.com/baptism.htm (Baptism in the Bible)

http://www.scripturecatholic.com/baptism.html (Scriptural Baptism)




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