Lost Roman Catholic to Saved by Grace – Jacquelyn’s Testimony
How does one attain Salvation in Roman Catholicism? Matt Slick of CARM wrote an exhaustive articles of what Roman Catholics believe:
“Salvation, in Roman Catholicism, is a process with many steps: Actual Grace, Faith, Good Works, Baptism, Participation in the Sacraments, Penance, Indulgences, and Keeping the Commandments. Basically, salvation is attained through baptism and good works. It is maintained by good works and participation in the sacraments. If lost, it is regained through the sacrament of Penance which only a Roman Catholic priest can administer. Add to this purgatorial cleansing after a person dies, and you can see that salvation is an arduous process.
In Catholicism, a person can gain salvation and lose it many times depending on the number of sins committed, their severity, and how much of the sacraments they participate in–in order to regain grace which enables them to do good works by which they are justified. Furthermore, justifying grace is infused into the Catholic upon baptism and via the sacraments. This grace can be gradually lost through venial sins or forfeited all together with mortal sins.”
If you want to read a collection of articles detailing what Roman Catholics believe, click this link: https://carm.org/roman-catholicism
If you are truly a Christian who believes that the Bible is the Word of God, do you think these Roman Catholic practices are biblical and does not contradict the Bible?
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” (Rom. 5:1)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Eph 2:8-9)
“But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace,” (Rom. 11:6)
“For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” (Rom. 4:3)
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