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Forgiveness is not faith alone

For my last trick before I go slinking off into hibernation again, I offer another post examining the Protestant doctrine of sola fide in the light of other things taught in the Bible. Previous posts in this miniseries may be

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Posted in Faith, Forgiveness, gospel, Sola Fide

Do not be afraid

It happened that he was standing by the lake of Genesareth, at a time when the multitude was pressing close about him to hear the word of God; and he saw two boats moored at the edge of the lake;

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Posted in Deus Caritas Est, Faith, Forgiveness, Humility, Sin

Conditions revisited

I am returning to this subject (not for the first time) because it is important, and because there are at least some occasions when it seems very difficult. But given the severity of what Jesus has to say, I need

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Posted in Forgiveness, Obedience, Sin

Resentment is not an option

I have written about this more than once. Today I am doing so again because it is important (at least to me). In Mark 11:25 we read: And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one;

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Posted in Charity, Forgiveness

Forgiveness and sola fide

Protestants would have us believe that we are justified — saved from hell — by the exercise of faith in Christ plus nothing else. In fact, at least some will deny that the exercise of faith constitutes a human action,

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Posted in Apologetics, Forgiveness, Sola Fide

Reconciliation and the Visible Church

The CCC says in §1445: Reconciliation with the Church is inseparable from reconciliation with God. Reconciliation with God and with the Church go together. You can’t have one without the other. Why is that? The answer, I think, is to

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Posted in Apologetics, Ecclesiology, Forgiveness, Penitence, Protestantism

Don’t go to bed angry

St. Paul wrote that we should not let the sun go down on our anger. This is really good advice. Why? Because we do not know what tonight or tomorrow will hold. We may not have a chance to clear

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Posted in Charity, Forgiveness

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