Day #26: Lumen Gentium 14

Today’s paragraph from the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church reiterates the controversial and oft-misunderstood teaching that outside the Church there is no salvation.  Articles 15 and 16, which we will read in the next few days, round out this reflection.

Here are the Scripture citations:

124 Cf. Mk. 16:16; Jn. 3.5.

And the footnotes:

(12) Cfr. S. Augustinus, Bapt. c. Donat. V, 28, 39; PL 43, 197: Certe manifestum est, id quod dicitur, in Ecdesia intus et foris, in corde, non in corpore cogitandum. Cfr. ib., III, 19, 26: col. 152; V, 18, 24: col. 189; In Io. Tr. 61, 2: PL 35, 1800, et alibi saepe.

(13) Cfr. Lc. 12, 48: Omni autem, cui multum datum est, multum quaeretur ab eo. Cfr. etiam Mt. 5, 19-20; 7, 21-22; 25 41-46; Iac., 2, 14.

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