The Great Divorces * Latino Secularists * More Moore: Monday’s Roundup

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The fragment of papyrus that offers fresh evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus was married. Photo courtesy Karen L. King

The fragment of papyrus that offers fresh evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus was married. Photo courtesy Karen L. King

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You won't believe what Judge Roy Moore, Alabama's top justice, said. Actually you will. Jesus divorces, and so does Bishop Gene Robinson and another Christian performing duo. A helluva a Roundup today, literally...

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  • John McGrath

    Eternal damnation was not always held by Christians. St Maximus (in bothe the western and eastern churches) taught that “no one is saved until all are saved.” Apparently repentence was available after death. His teaching, though opposed by the Emperor in Constantinopele, was supported by Pope Stephen. Unfortunately the Emperor had the Pope beheaded for supporting Maximus and had Maximus arrested and put on trail. Eventually Maximus was cleared by the bishops and his teaching allowed.

    St Mechtilda of Magdebourg, one of the great German mystics, in her conversations with Jesus asked him how many were in hell. He kept saying he didn’t want to answer because it might encourage people to sin. She was probably influenced by the teaching of St Maximus, which remained a force in astern Europe and in parts of Germany among Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox.

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