BASIC R.C. BELIEF
"The remission of sin and recovery of sanctifying grace by an act of
perfect contrition or in the Sacrament of Penance; or the initial infusion
of sanctifying grace at Baptism" (CATHOLIC ALMANAC, page 291).
The Roman Catholic concept is a justification that may be undone by
committing a mortal sin. They believe Justification by Faith is having
faith that God will infuse the Grace necessary for the person to attain or
From Perfect Contrition, Rev. J. Von Den Driesch, Imp. Archbishop
Glennon, p. 18. "This great Council (Trent) teaches, `Perfect contrition
... justifies man and reconciles him to God.'"
Judicial finality is the essence of New Testament Justification: Greek
dikaioo, to render (show or regard as) just or innocent. The faith is in
the finished work of redemption in Christ as the sole ground for our being
regarded not guilty.
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