Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hell Hath No Fury....




In Catholic theological circles historically there has been the question of whether or not hell has any occupants. Much of this can be traced to the proposal of the “Anonymous Christian”, the controversial notion introduced by the Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner that declares that people who have never heard the Christian Gospel might be saved through Christ. Non-Christians could have "in [their] basic orientation and fundamental decision," Rahner wrote, "accepted the salvific grace of God, through Christ, although [they] may never have heard of the Christian revelation. I find all of this difficult to square with a close reading of Sacred Scripture, of which Monsignor Charles Pope offers only one example. Read and live each day God has given you as though it were your last....