Washed, Sanctified and Justified
in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church.
ERIC February 11, 2015 at 11:33 pmDe Maria–God’s one and only (and thus his final) verdict of righteousness in us occurs at Protestant justification (logically but not temporally subsequent to Protestant regeneration).
This speech act actually timelessly ACCOMPLISHES our inherent righteousness which is then worked out in time (in sanctification and glorification).
It is accompanied by spirit-wrought works of love which further our conformance to the likeness of Christ but add nothing to our justification. It is also accompanied by, or as many would say, grounded in our Union with Christ. Christ is the all in all in the whole process.Any clearer?
ERIC said "in our Union with Christ". Uhhhhh....huh? How is that possible since protest-ants don't believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, nor do they have validly ordained priest to perform the consecration? If simply "believing" that one is "united" to Christ based on their own belief and personal prayers, then I see a serious problem just from reading the New Testament.I also didn't know there were such things as "Protest-ant justification" and "Protest-ant regeneration". Where are those in the Bible :-)? I didn't know Christ was a protest-ant.Nice debate there De Maria. Pretty funny how Eric stumbles along.
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