Will Many Be Saved?
That's the question many are asking since the publishing of a book of the same name by Ralph Martin. It is also the question we will pose for debate this coming Tuesday, March 12th. This has been an issue of much debate on the internet between Ralph Martin and Fr. Barron of The Word on Fire
. Come see our very own Fr. Echert debate John Zmirak, author of the newly published Bad Catholic's Guide to the Catechism and editor of The Bad Catholic's Bingo Hall
Lent is a time for contemplation of the four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. What better time to debate this topic. The way one answers this question impacts his outlook on evangelization and the relevance of the Church's mission in the world. If everyone or nearly everyone is saved what is the point of evangelization and what is the point of baptism or of the rest of the sacraments. On the other hand, if the vast majority are not saved, why try to be Catholic? Is a God who damns the vast majority of His creatures to eternal torment really plausible? Could he be loveable? Or might we dare to hope that he does not exist? What is the position of the Church on this issue and how does it impact what the church is calling, "The New Evagilization?"
Come find out on Tuesday, March 12th when AOTM hosts a fire and brimstone debate!