International Theological Commission (ITC) sows confusion, dissent

They have had published two papers which are available on the ITC website. In these two theological papers they have written that the Catholic Church no more teaches exclusive salvation. Since there can be those saved in invincible ignorance (LG 16) etc. So there are known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.

So when they made their Profession of Faith and took an Oath of Fidelity they recited the Nicene Constantinople Creed in which we pray ‘I believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sin’. However they really meant that not every one on earth needs the baptism of water for salvation. There could be known people saved in invincible ignorance etc. So in actuality there is not one baptism of water for the forgiveness of sin. There are known exceptions in the present times.

Their understanding of the Church is also different, even though in the Profession of Faith they said ‘ I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.’

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International Theological Commission comes to erroneous conclusion

Outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation … yet God is sovereign and all powerful … and not bound by any of the laws he makes for us … so certain exceptions remain possible.

No one but God knows precisely to whom and/or why such a merciful boon might be extended … while anyone who claims to know likely commits the grave sin of presumption.

How can an official theological commission of the Catholic Church correctly arrive at any other conclusion? Truthfully … they can’t!

Lionel Andrades explains