We are saved by grace alone

Some folks claim that the Catholic Church teaches that we are saved by our own works. This is a false claim, as the Catechism makes clear:

Everyone who glorifies the Father does so through the Son in the Holy Spirit; everyone who follows Christ does so because the Father draws him and the Spirit moves him. [§259]

If the Father draws us to Himself, we do not pull ourselves up to Him. If the Spirit moves us, we do not move ourselves. We are saved by grace alone.

Posted in Catechism, Sola Gratia

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