Do I Have To Do Good Works?

The role of good works in the Christian life is not to earn God’s love. The role of works is not a competition against others either. The role of good works in the Christian life is answered in this catechism question. It might surprise you.

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Can I Seek Salvation Through Good Works?

Many questions in the catechism are what I would call “blank slate” questions. They make sense if you come to the topic for the first time with no prior knowledge, as a blank slate. This question, though, assumes something. This question won’t make sense to those outside of Christianity. It may not make sense to some who call themselves Christians…

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What Is Faith In Jesus Christ?

I went to a new restaurant that a friend recommended. Afterward, I acknowledged the truth that the food really was as good as they said. Now I have faith in the food preparation of that establishment. I trust it. With so many ideas about what faith is in our society today, let’s look at…

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How Can We Be Saved?

I’d like to give you a few thoughts on this week’s question from the New City Catechism, How can we be saved? The French atheist philosopher Luc Ferry gives a dictionary definition for salvation in his book A Brief History of Thought. He says…

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