Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ

balshan

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Of course it is!

This begs the question "But the Church go along just fine for 1950 years without having to believe this! Why do we have to believe it now?"

Answer: becasue we now know that the Assumption of Mary is revealed by God.

Put another way: disobedience is the sin. Once the Church has made a solemn judgement that something like the Assumption of Mary is revealed, the sin is in rejecting the authoritative judgement of the Church. Prior to 1950--there was no authoritative judgement. Catholics were free to form their own opinions about the Assumption. After 1950, that was no longer the case.

Again, sir, not rocket science.
How do you know it is now revealed by God? When did God reveal it, what words did He use, who received it, where did it happen, was it just one person who got the word, how do you know it is not demonic???????
 

balshan

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#1996 "Our justification comes from the grace of God."
1992 Justification has been merited for us by the Passion of Christ who offered himself on the cross as a living victim, holy and pleasing to God, and whose blood has become the instrument of atonement for the sins of all men. Justification is conferred in Baptism, the sacrament of faith. It conforms us to the righteousness of God, who makes us inwardly just by the power of his mercy. Its purpose is the glory of God and of Christ, and the gift of eternal life:

2010 Since the initiative belongs to God in the order of grace, no one can merit the initial grace of forgiveness and justification, at the beginning of conversion. Moved by the Holy Spirit and by charity, we can then merit for ourselves and for others the graces needed for our sanctification, for the increase of grace and charity, and for the attainment of eternal life. Even temporal goods like health and friendship can be merited in accordance with God's wisdom. These graces and goods are the object of Christian prayer. Prayer attends to the grace we need for meritorious actions.

2027 No one can merit the initial grace which is at the origin of conversion. Moved by the Holy Spirit, we can merit for ourselves and for others all the graces needed to attain eternal life, as well as necessary temporal goods
 

Atemi

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Most Catholics have ZERO drive to share a message they know the world already believes and practices.
Would you clarify this statement please? I am of the opinion that a majority of the does not know the gospel or practice sharing it.

I was talking about the Catholic "gospel" which was taught to me by the Catholic Church:

"Be a Roman Catholic and be very religious and do lots of good works and you may possibly earn eternal life if you are really good enough....but you don't even have to believe in Jesus to be saved at all."
 
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