06 October, 2006

A State of Limbo For Limbo

From BBC Online:

The Pope may be about to abolish the notion of limbo, the halfway house between heaven and hell, inhabited by unbaptised infants. Is it really that simple?

Pope Benedict XVI's anticipated pronouncement on limbo will have been informed by the International Theological Commission - a group of leading Roman Catholic theologians who have been meeting to consider the issue.

The Pope, himself, has been quoted in the past as saying that he would let the idea of limbo "drop, since it has always been only a theological hypothesis".

He was quoted as saying that limbo has never been a "definitive truth of the faith".


No kidding!!!! Mainstream Christianity take note: Doctrines founded on tradition instead of Biblical truths is an unsubstantiated belief system (see purgatory, infant baptism, immortal soul, etc.). All those religions who reject limbo, including Christadelphians, suddenly don't seem quite as bizarre and far-fetched, do they?


Anonymous Lily said...

And you might find this interesting as well. The following blurb is from an article in the Nov.30, 2005 edition of the Times.

"The Pope, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger... is on record as saying that Limbo has no place in modern Catholicism."

This is an asinine comment. Limbo's not in the bible. It never has been. It has nothing to do with being modern or not being modern. Fact is: people in power made up the idea of limbo and other people in power supported it. It's kind of like purgatory, which is also not supported in the bible. Wonder when the Catholic leaders will decide to look at that one. Or may be something even more simple. How about getting rid of the fact that they call their priests "Father"?

Mat 23:9 And call no [man] your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Don't be satisfied with just taking someone's opinion on what the bible says. Read it for yourself.

October 12, 2006 1:09 PM  

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