Forgiveness Of Sins In Catholicism
Forgiveness Of Sins In The False Gospel Of Catholicism
Something tells me that Catholics think they don’t need Jesus. Look at what they think they can do to get rid of their sins.
Here are ten things that remit venial sins, according to the Catholic “saint” Thomas Aquinas. Bear in mind that this is a quote from a Catholic “saint” who NEVER mentioned Jesus when he mentioned how to get rid of sins.
Any act that confers the infusion of grace will forgive venial sins:
1. Receiving the Eucharist
2. The Seven Sacraments
Any act done in detestation of sin will forgive venial sins:
3. Recital of the Confiteor
4. An act of contrition
5. Beating of the Breast
6. Saying the Lord’s Prayer
Any act including a movement towards the reverence of God will conduce the remission of venial sins:
7. A bishop’s blessing
8. Sprinkling oneself with Holy Water
9. Any sacramental anointing
10. Prayer in a dedicated church
Source: Ten Things That Forgive Venial Sins, According to Aquinas – from uCatholic.com
Nowhere in the above list for the Catholic “saint” Thomas Aquinas, does it say that Jesus is needed. When a Catholic saint LEAVES OUT JESUS as they describe how to get rid of sins, they are saying – BY THE OMISSION – that there is no need of Jesus.
LIFE IN CHRIST
MAN’S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
CCC 1875 – Venial sin constitutes a moral disorder that is reparable by charity, which it allows to subsist in us.
The following Catechism paragraphs describe how the stored up “merits” of Jesus, Mary and Rome’s man-made “saints”, can be applied to dead Catholics who are supposedly in Purgatory. These merits are claimed to be able to help Catholics get out of Purgatory and into Heaven. The question for the Catholic is, if Purgatory really existed, then why in the world would anyone have to spend ANY time there, burning off their sins, if as CCC 1476 says: “treasury of the Church is the infinite value, which can never be exhausted”?
CCC 1476 We also call these spiritual goods of the communion of saints the Church’s treasury, which is “not the sum total of the material goods which have accumulated during the course of the centuries. On the contrary the ‘treasury of the Church’ is the infinite value, which can never be exhausted, which Christ’s merits have before God. They were offered so that the whole of mankind could be set free from sin and attain communion with the Father. In Christ, the Redeemer himself, the satisfactions and merits of his Redemption exist and find their efficacy.”
CCC 1477 “This treasury includes as well the prayers and good works of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They are truly immense, unfathomable, and even pristine in their value before God. In the treasury, too, are the prayers and good works of all the saints, all those who have followed in the footsteps of Christ the Lord and by his grace have made their lives holy and carried out the mission the Father entrusted to them. In this way they attained their own salvation and at the same time cooperated in saving their brothers in the unity of the Mystical Body.”
Obtaining indulgence from God through the Church
CCC 1478 An indulgence is obtained through the Church who, by virtue of the power of binding and loosing granted her by Christ Jesus, intervenes in favor of individual Christians and opens for them the treasury of the merits of Christ and the saints to obtain from the Father of mercies the remission of the temporal punishments due for their sins. Thus the Church does not want simply to come to the aid of these Christians, but also to spur them to works of devotion, penance, and charity.
CCC 1479 Since the faithful departed now being purified are also members of the same communion of saints, one way we can help them is to obtain indulgences for them, so that the temporal punishments due for their sins may be remitted.
Even their own “saints” incriminate the Catholic Church and its false system of salvation that has almost completely eliminated Jesus from the equation. Instead of salvation being all about Jesus and what He accomplished by HIS DEATH at the cross of Calvary, Catholic salvation is all about the sinner and how THAT SINNER can merit (or in some way contribute towards or participate in) their own salvation through their own works, sacraments and the merits and prayers of others from some fictitious “Treasury Of Merit” invented by the Catholic Church – thus degrading the value of and necessity of Jesus Christ’s atonement for sin. God provided ONE and ONLY ONE payment for sin, His precious Son, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. If you think you can contribute to that PERFECT work done by Jesus then you are seriously mistaken and at the same time, you are insulting God by trying to pay for something that His Son already paid for and that you are totally incapable of paying for even in the smallest amount. When a person truly understands the extreme holiness of God and the extreme sinfulness of mankind, then and only then, will they cry out to God for mercy as this man did here in the Gospel of Luke:
“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.” – Luke 18:13
Pray that God would have mercy on the Catholic people and give them ears to hear the truth – that the TRUE Gospel is by grace alone through faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ and His merits alone.
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Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>