03 September 2021

Catechesis: Justification

This faith arises in repentance and should be established and grow amid good works, temptations, and dangers. This is so that we may continually be more firmly persuaded that God cares for us, forgives us, and hears us for Christ’s sake. This is not learned without many and great struggles. How often is conscience aroused, how often does it awaken even to despair when it shows either old or new sins, or the impurity of our nature! This handwriting is not blogged out without a great struggle. Experience testifies what a difficult matter faith is.—Ap V:229

Afterward, because works please God on account of faith, they earn other bodily and spiritual rewards. For there will be distinctions in glory among the saints.—Ap V:234

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