The Gospel According to Rome ~ Part 1:6

TRUTH Please first read the Introduction as to why these blog posts are necessary. Back to Part 1 Index.

SALVATION: Error versus Truth

The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

6. Justification is lost through mortal sin [RC Catechism 1033, 1855, 1874].

1033 We cannot be united with God unless we freely choose to love him. But we cannot love God if we sin gravely against him, against our neighbor or against ourselves: "He who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him."610 Our Lord warns us that we shall be separated from him if we fail to meet the serious needs of the poor and the little ones who are his brethren.611 To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him for ever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called "hell."

610 1 Jn 3:14-15.
611Cf. Mt 25:31-46.

1855 Mortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him.

Venial sin allows charity to subsist, even though it offends and wounds it.

1874 To choose deliberately – that is, both knowing it and willing it – something gravely contrary to the divine law and to the ultimate end of man is to commit a mortal sin. This destroys in us the charity without which eternal beatitude is impossible. Unrepented, it brings eternal death.

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Justification cannot be lost. Those whom God justifies will be saved from the wrath of God (Romans 5:8,9).

8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 
9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. ~ Romans 5:8,9

Soli Deo Gloria

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