Great thoughts on the subjects of grace and sin. Thanks Philip!
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
- The Church prior to the 1960s often spoke of Hell as being the punishment for sinning. However, even after the Vatican II council, the Church stressed its pastoral teaching on the goodness of Christ—both periods have failed to highlight our treasures in Heaven.
- Who is going to Heaven?
- How do you know?
- Often we’re told that if we do good and are a good person that will qualify us for the reward of Heaven–This is not what the Catholic Church teaches. In fact, this teaching can be found in a heresy refuted by St. Augustine called Pelagianism.
- We cannot get to Heaven by our own good actions.Jesus said, “If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”18[c]He asked him, “Which ones?” And Jesus replied, “ ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall…
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