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Just as the washing with water is the sign of the remission of sin by the invocation of the Spirit, so in the anointing and signing of the cross with the oil of chrism the church believes and witnesses to the self-gift of the Spirit in, with, and to the baptizand for the Christian life.
He is convinced," the Bishop added, "that, quite to the contrary, the majority of people will find themselves in the Kingdom of heaven, and only a few sinners will go to Gehenna [hell], and even they only for the period of time which is necessary for their repentance and remission of sins.
The prolonged debate over the relative roles of contrition and confession in the remission of sin is an example of contemporary ambivalence toward the proper place of the self in relation to God and the church.
However, the believer receives the full assurance of those promises in baptism, so that the normative response to God's gift is immersion for the remission of sins.
When Luther and other Reformers demanded that the Bible be made available to the laity in their own language, they firmly believed that these inspired scriptures, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the leadership of Reformed theologians, would break Christians free from the authority of the medieval church with its suspect practices, such as the use of indulgences for the remission of sins.
John 1:9) And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem .
Jude when facing a difficulty or illness, or in order to benefit from the promise of complete remission of sins, novenas can be for us "Holy Saturdays" of mourning, "Advent" times of anticipation, and "Lenten" periods of healing and transformation.
The Albigensian Crusade of the early thirteenth century was the first time a pope had offered remission of sins to Western Christians if they would take up arms against heretics in their own lands.
Both Catholics and Protestants felt compelled by the power of his priestly presence and the efficacy of the act of taking, blessing, breaking and sharing the sacred bread and wine for the remission of sins.
The mechanics of this transformation are examined in the light of the new imagery of anatomical illustration, especially the publications of Vesalius, the humanist literature of manners, the prestige of the antique, and the formulation of new ideals of beauty, as well as theological ideas of the Incarnation, the role of faith in the remission of sins, and the hope for salvation in the post-Tridentine age.
She also included characters to lecture on the Presbyterian and Methodist arguments for the practice as well as a "Campbellite" to testify to baptism for the remission of sins.
Rather, it is the remission of sins and reunion of the faithful with God" (164).
Asserts the bull, "We make simple confession that outside the Church there is no salvation or remission of sins.
A jubilee year is a special year called by the church to receive blessing and pardon from God and remission of sins.
The words of the Consecration, which are the form of this Sacrament, are these: 'For this is my Body, And: For this is the Chalice of my Blood, of the new and eternal testament: the mystery of faith, which shall be shed for you and for many unto the remission of sins.
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