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August 2, 2004 at 5:12 am #885
The second Commandment is to not take the Lord’s name in vain, but I was just reading the Catechism and it says this commandment also extends to saints.
Does anyone know why exactly? Blasphemy of a saint is not quite nearly the same as blasphemy of Jesus.
Any ideas?August 2, 2004 at 8:48 am #3262AnonymousInactive
Theosis. 2 Peter 1:4
Similar reasoning for the Church (Body and Bride of Christ) and sacred relics (conduits of God’s power and grace).August 3, 2004 at 2:34 am #3269
Oh, I suppose. I didn’t take it to that level when I was thinking about it last night. Some of the teachings of the Church are not immediately apparent but require putting a few things together logically. ” title=”Wink” />August 3, 2004 at 7:07 am #3273AnonymousInactive
You just wanted a longer discussion. ” title=”Very Happy” />August 3, 2004 at 1:42 pm #3279
Well, I primarily wanted an answer, but if a discussion arose out of it that would be cool.
I was asking because I am writing a series of articles about the 10 Commandments and I stumbled upon that in the Catechism so I decided to ask about it here. ” title=”Wink” />August 3, 2004 at 5:11 pm #3281AnonymousInactive
Greek or Augustinan reckoning?August 3, 2004 at 11:42 pm #3282
What do you mean by that?August 4, 2004 at 1:41 am #3284AnonymousInactive
Those are the two systems for determining the numbering of the Ten Commandments. The Protestants and Orthodox adopted the Greek numbers while Catholics and German Lutherans use the Augustinian ones.August 4, 2004 at 3:32 am #3285
Augustinian then, of course ” title=”Smile” />
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