Finally, Brague presents an account of the remission of sin
, because it is through the remission of sin
that God makes it possible for us to choose the good.
Little ones receive remission of sin
in baptism and are engrafted into the body of Christ and called heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven (1960, p.
According to Jaroslav Pelikan, Augustine's suspicions were first aroused by the Pelagian proposition "that infants are baptised not for the purpose of receiving remission of sin
, but that they may be sanctified in Christ.
In the hands of Thomas Jefferson, Paul's imprecation ("there is no remission of sin
without the shedding of blood") became a secular litany: "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time," he said, "with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Yet Satan's cause de force was maligning Jesus as the perfect sacrificial Lamb of God for the remission of sin
and destroying his sanctity as a symbolic sacrifice.
In two chapters on the end of this period, prior to the Great Western Schism, the author outlines how the expression "pardon" for "penalty and guilt" was used, recognizing that, though language was often used loosely, it is clear from the sources that indulgences did not entail remission of sin
or of guilt but only of the penalty that remained after absolution and contrition.
Bishop Hilarion said that what is traditionally thought of as "hell" is actually closer to Catholicism's teaching of purgatory: a place of temporal punishment for the remission of sin
16) Nevertheless, although remission of sin
depended on the penitent's true contrition, eleventh- and twelfth-century penitential theology also required that sinners orally confess their sins.
Officially, the 20-year ban is now attributed to misunderstandings created by a faulty Italian translation of the Diary, but in fact there were serious theological reservations--Faustina's claim that Jesus had promised a complete remission of sin
for certain devotional acts that only the sacraments can offer, for example, or what Vatican evaluators felt to be an excessive focus on Faustina herself.
Whether that charge is true or not, it is certainly true that Stone-Campbell churches have typically affirmed that baptism is for the remission of sins
and that it is effective in some way towards the believer's salvation.
Granting of special indulgences for the remission of sins
during Catholic holy years is a traditional practice, but in the past it normally required a visit to one or more of the papal basilicas in Rome.
As a "seal of salvation" that brings about remission of sins
, rebirth, and the gift of the Holy Spirit .