Roman Catholics Believe in 'Plenary Indulgences,' but . . .

Bonnie

Super Member
Please tell us what you mean by Plenary indulgences. I want your opinion on what they are. Thnx!
 

balshan

Well-known member
From the catechism:

1471 The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance.
What is an indulgence?

"An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints."

"An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin." The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead.


A plenary indulgence remvoes all of the temporal punishment.
 

Stella1000

Well-known member
If I am remembering correctly, a Roman Catholic "plenary indulgence" erases temporal punishment due to sin. I always wondered how a Roman Catholic person knew for sure if all their sins and/or punishment was erased.
We are sure because we believe that grace works in that way. It transverses the bridge between our sinful nature and Gods grace to repair the damage our sins cause to Himself and others.
 

Nondenom40

Well-known member
From the catechism:

1471 The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance.
What is an indulgence?

"An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints."

"An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin." The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead.


A plenary indulgence remvoes all of the temporal punishment.
Interesting. If a catholic is incarcerated for a crime and that 'temoral punishment' is removed through an indulgence are they set free? This is the nonsense man made religion fools people into believing.
 

Bonnie

Super Member
From the catechism:

1471 The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance.
What is an indulgence?

"An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints."

This is patently stupid. It is Jesus' action on the cross by which we are saved by grace through faith in Him and what He did for us on that cross.
"An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin." The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead.

Grace through faith in Jesus does that--no
Indulgences necessary.

A plenary indulgence remvoes all of the temporal punishment.
I thought Jesus did that...silly me! :)
 

romishpopishorganist

Well-known member
If I am remembering correctly, a Roman Catholic "plenary indulgence" erases temporal punishment due to sin. I always wondered how a Roman Catholic person knew for sure if all their sins and/or punishment was erased.
Seriously!?

By Faith--just like everything else in the Christian religion.
 

RayneBeau

Well-known member
This is patently stupid. It is Jesus' action on the cross by which we are saved by grace through faith in Him and what He did for us on that cross.


Grace through faith in Jesus does that--no
Indulgences necessary.


I thought Jesus did that...silly me! :)
Yes it is "patently" stupid is right! I was trying to describe what I could remember about that absurd Roman Catholic teaching of what a plenary indulgence was, since you had asked my opinion of what it was, so I gave it a go, digging out some memory of it's meaning that was taught in RCC grade school.

A big thank you goes out to Balshan for finding and posting the "authorized" Roman Catholic definition of what "plenary indulgences" are, confirming that it is still being taught today amongst many other false teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
 

Lastdaysbeliever

Well-known member
From the catechism:

1471 The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance.
What is an indulgence?

"An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints."

"An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin." The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead.


A plenary indulgence remvoes all of the temporal punishment.
This read like a bunch of word salad. Can the Roman Catholic hierarchy make this religious belief system any more confusing for its laity?
 
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