REL 210 Salvation: Christian Tradition

REL 210 Salvation: Christian Tradition

Topic/Theory:

Reject the thesis that every human person will be saved according to Christian Principles.

Thesis:

Every human being will not be saved; salvation originates from trusting in the Lord Jesus as his/her individual Savior. “Enter ye in at the strait gate,” He said, “for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). Indeed, Jesus perished for all our sins, nevertheless, an individual can only be protected by having confidence in Christ as his/her Lord and Savior. The conception that Jesus died for all our sins and rose for our mercy is only the foundation. A person must accept this as true with his heart and acknowledge with his tongue, to be accurately granted Salvation and the prospect to go to heaven. As of research done to by St. Thomas Aquinas it is alleged that an immeasurable punishment is merited for a sin committed in contrary to God. This level of immorality is measured to the sin of a non-believer of Christ as the Lord and Savior of all mankind.

Bibliography

Aquinas, Thomas. The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas. Veritats Splendor Publications, 2012. Electronic.

Augustine, Saint. The Catholic Reader. 22 August 2013. Document. 17 February 2018.

Couenhoven, Jesse. St. Augustine’s Doctrine of Original Sin. Thesis. Pennsylvania: Villanova University, 2005. Document.

Letter, P De. 32. St. Prosper Of Aquitaine: Defense of St. Augustine (Ancient Christian Writers). Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1962. Document.

Matthew. The English Standard Version Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Print.

Nyssa, Gregory of. On the Soul and the Resurrection. London: Aeterna Press, 2016. Electronic.

Origen. On First Principles. Christian Classics, 2013. Electronic.

Instructions for Paper:

The argumentative essay will engage the theory listed above, state the student’s response to this theory, and provide an argument that justifies the student’s response. The final version should be 1200 to 1800 words (approximately 4-6 pages). Use the bibliography provided if possible and you made add more references if necessary. **PAPER MUST BE IN MLA FORMAT**


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