But that doesn’t answer the question I asked, now does it?
If you take the Catechism at face value, it directly implies that one still has to seek out God with a sincere heart. That part comes before the part about being moved by grace and the dictates of thier conscience.
Is that to say that if a person does good things they are inherently seeking God even if they don’t know it…and if so, isn’t that kind of a cop out to the whole quest for a relationship with God to begin with?
So I ask again…how do you seek that which you know nothing of?
Let’s not go around in circles here. No matter what the environment, a person is born with a conscience. God judges him by how he lived his life according to his conscience.
Is there a deeper question in play here? After all, the scenario you presented is quite far-fetched.
The Catechism teaches that Christ gave the Church a mission–that is to proclaim the good news of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The Church can assure those who follow the Way of Christ will enter into the Kingdom and the Way of eternal life. The Church believes that God has the final power, the final authority, the final judgement for those the Church fails to reach. i.e., the Church has no power or authority to assure Buddhists, Hindus, Satanists, etc. that their way will lead to eternal life. The Church was merely instructed to proclaim what Jesus taught. All else is left in God’s hands, which the Church teaches are loving and merciful.
Which again doesnt answer the question. And let’s not play the “far fetched” card and then use the bible and ancient mythology / allegory to assert the nature of God. The question is simple that @bullseyelqcs posed. How do you seek what you know nothing of? He didn’t ask what authority the church has.
for me the reason why Believe in a God, though I don’t follow one religion seriously is because the concept everything we are, everything we have done as a species is all based on a random event is depressing.
I really wish you would take time to study the Bible, its language, its history, its culture. Perhaps begin with the perspective the Bible is not about how God treated us; it is about how we treated God.