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Faith & Good Works – Clement of Rome

Clement of Rome, writing about thirty years after the martyrdom of St. Paul, affirms the Pauline balance - we are justified by faith and yet it is God's will that we perform good works of love, in abundance. He illustrates his point by many...

Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification – Catholic Church and Lutheran World Federation

 JOINT DECLARATION  ON THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']P[/dropcaps]reamble 1.The doctrine of justification was of central importance for the Lutheran Reformation of the sixteenth century. It was held to be the "first and chief article" [1] and at the same time the "ruler and...

2nd second century homily on the free gift & grace of salvation in Jesus Christ
The Gift of Salvation – 2nd Century Homily

This excerpt from an anonymous homily written in the 2nd Century AD extols the precious gift of salvation that comes to us as a grace, a free, undeserved gift from Christ Jesus. [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']B[/dropcaps] rethren, we ought to regard Jesus Christ both...