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Abandoned

Abandoned is the daily prompt. So here are a few thoughts I have that are related to the idea of abandonment somehow. St. Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle were abandoned by Descartes. This was a colossal blunder in the history of

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Posted in Ascent of Mt Carmel, Etc

That they may be one

I read the high priestly prayer of Jesus this morning, and I was struck by something that maybe I have never noticed before. I remembered that the Lord prays not just for the apostles, but also for those who would

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Posted in Apologetics, Called to Communion, Prayer, Scripture, Unitatis Redintegratio

Obedience is not faith alone

Why did Isaac enjoy the favor of God? Was it because of his faith? He was a man of faith, to be sure (see Hebrews 11:20), but why did he enjoy God’s blessings? The book of Genesis offers two reasons

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Posted in Faith, Merit, Obedience, Saints, Sola Fide

Giving to the poor is not faith alone

If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21) Jesus did not call the rich young ruler a liar when

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Posted in Faith, gospel, Justification, Sola Fide

Confessing Christ is not faith alone

I thought I was done with my recent series of posts, but then I stumbled upon this and decided to add one more. The theme of these posts is that the Protestant doctrine of sola fide (justification by faith alone)

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Posted in Faith, gospel, Sola Fide

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

Love is not faith alone

I stumbled across the grist for this mill just reading through Scripture. It has inspired a second and now this third post on the same general theme. I hope I am not boring you, gentle reader. My theme in these

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Posted in Charity, gospel, Sola Fide

Baptism is not faith alone

A long time ago in a blog far, far away I wrote about today’s subject as part of a larger article. It seems like an appropriate moment, given the topic of yesterday’s post, to return to the passage I discussed

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Posted in Faith, gospel, Sola Fide

Repentance is not faith alone

In Matthew 4:17 the Lord’s preaching is summarized by St. Matthew in this way: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. I say that Matthew summarized the Lord’s preaching thusly because we do not find many occasions in

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Posted in Faith, gospel, Sola Fide

That pesky sola fide — missing again

I have written a few posts in recent weeks concerning passages of Scripture where the erroneous Protestant notion of sola fide is just plain missing (more may be found here). Here is another one. And behold, one came up to

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Posted in Apologetics, Faith, Scripture, Sola Fide
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