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May 19, 2010 at 12:59 am #2010AnonymousInactive
is it redemptive for them?May 19, 2010 at 8:11 am #9746AnonymousInactive"passionately_catholic":2chb8l3t wrote:is it redemptive for them?[/quote:2chb8l3t]
Do you mean to say that suffering leads to salvation? Please illustrate your point by giving an example.May 20, 2010 at 12:34 am #9747AnonymousInactive
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but its sorta like that…
on one end, I was also wondering how some non-catholics (who dont believe in losing salvation) view it, I mean if they believe they wont lose salvation then does that make them bitter if ever they suffer?
just wondering…May 20, 2010 at 1:17 am #9748AnonymousInactive
Catholics and Orthodox believe that when one is in a state of grace, and one unites ones works or suffering with the Redemtive work of Jesus on the Cross, they become sources of Supernatural Grace. Less the act itself, than the fact that the acts, or offering of one’s suffering in unity with Christ are elevated by Christ, and a source of merit for our souls. Protestant sects differ on the purpose and the benefits of suffering.May 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm #9750AnonymousInactive
The Jews, a better known Non-Christian Religion, view suffering as a lesson that they need to learn from God. Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, Jews went thorough a cycle that starts with Innocence (Humans were perfect before the fall,) then Enslavement (be it Sin or Otherwise,) Promise, struggle, peace, then back to enslavement. This suffering leads to a reasoning the Jews must make in order to understand what God is trying to tell them.
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