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The Remedy for Sin Must Be Applied in This Life

There are those who believe that after death, the souls of the righteous must endure the purifying fires of purgatory. Not so! The purification starts HERE, in this life, with the sanctifying flame of Pentecost. 85 more words

Justification By Faith

The Gospel is All of God, and Nothing of Ourselves

Why does man feel the need to add anything to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as though by doing so he might better it, or make it more relevant? 117 more words

Justification By Faith

On this hill I will fight and die: The five most important aspects of my faith

On this hill I will fight and die:
The five most important aspects of my faith

Being a Christian in American Society today is troubling enough. 1,923 more words

Teaching

We are justified by faith and works, in a manner of speaking.

Justification by faith and works

Catholic doctrine says:

…we are therefore said to be justified gratuitously, because none of those things that
precede justification, whether faith or works, merit the grace of justification. 117 more words

Catholic Apologetics

What Is Reformation Day All About?

“On Friday, (this past Friday) much of the culture will be focused on candy and things that go bump in the night. Protestants, however, have something far more significant to celebrate on October 31. 46 more words

Gospel

Reformation Day!

It has become fashionable in some Protestant circles to poo-poo the Reformation or focus only upon its less impressive aspects and results, intended and unintended. And while I certainly mourn the destruction of beautiful Gothic abbeys and, indeed, the suppression of monasticism at large (why not Reformed reformed Benedictine orders?), as well as the unintended splintering of Protestants into a million factions with millions of individualist popes, I would like to focus on the positive aspects of the Reformation in this post. 1,015 more words

Christianity

ON REFORMATION DAY

On October 31, 1517, a young monk in Wittenberg, Germany posted 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church. His intention was to begin a discussion with other scholars in the Catholic Church over the abuse of Scriptures by the church. 494 more words

Christianity