There is baptism of blood.
[quote=Corpus Cristi]Answers please.
I posted this with no regard to those who didn’t view my post about sola scriptura. This is for the protestants, but if you’re something else and you would like to join in, go ahead. I want to establish that protestants believe that the BIBLE ALONE is sufficient for guidance and that NOTHING can be added to be EQUAL TO or ABOVE IT IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER.
I am still waiting on a question.
–and you added some things in another thread
My new-friend! I copyNpasted your thread starter (as given above) into my AmbassadorMan Friendship Table thread because I desired to combine your thoughts with the thoughts of others
I answered you in my AmbassadorMan Friendship Table thread
My question was asking protestants whether or not they believed the Bible to be the sole rule of faith and nothing added to be equal to or above it. Now, for protestants, although whatever religion you are affiliated with, I welcome you to join in, you believe in salvation by faith alone. Do you believe in the “baptism of blood”, meaning, if a person dies without the capacity to understand to believe and have faith in God, (babies, other children below the age of reason, people with mental illnesses and mental handicaps, etc.) will go to heaven?
Baptism of blood refers to martyrdom. From the CCC:
1258 The Church has always held the firm conviction that those who suffer death for the sake of the faith without having received Baptism are baptized by their death for and with Christ. This Baptism of blood, like the desire for Baptism, brings about the fruits of Baptism without being a sacrament.
*This Baptism of blood, like the desire for Baptism, brings about the fruits of Baptism without being a sacrament. *
And was instituted by Christ on the cross when he told the bleeding Dismas that his declaration of faith and cry for mercy had saved him.
Okay, not to be rude, but maybe you were a little unclear on what I meant. I wasn’t referring to martyrdom, or someone at the point of death, but I was referring to someone such as an infant or someone with a mental handicap from birth who never had the capacity to have faith in Christ. That’s who I mean. I’m not asking for the Catholic perspective, but the protestant perspective on this matter. Though you can join in if you really want.