23. THE QUESTION WAS: According to St. Augustine, which person could not have eternal life?

a.     person who separates from the Catholic Church

b.     person who hasn’t yet been confirmed



THE ANSWER IS…… A….A person who separates from the Catholic Church cannot have salvation, according to St. Augustine.

Here is his full quote:

"Whosoever shall have separated himself from the Catholic Church, no matter how praiseworthy such a person may fancy his life has been, yet for that one crime of having cut himself off from the unity of Christ he shall not have eternal life, but the wrath of God shall abide with him for ever."  St. Augustine of Hippo ("Letter 141," c. early 5th century)

Regarding the necessity of the Unity of the Church, see




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