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20 Answers: Faith & Works

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Does the Bible say we’re saved by faith alone?

Is there a difference between justification and sanctification?

How do Catholics understand the cooperative roles of faith and works in our salvation?

If Christ’s death on the cross was enough to save us, why does the Church teach that some people go to purgatory and need to be saved by “indulgences”?

Perhaps no single theological issue divides Catholics and Protestants, and along so many fine lines, as the question of salvation: namely, are we saved solely by profession of our faith in Jesus, or do our actions (and omissions) play a part? Is it enough to commit ourselves interiorly to Christ, or do we need things like sacraments, sacrifices, and acts of love, too? 20 Answers: Faith & Works gives a short and clearly readable explanation of the basic disagreements, provides a compelling case for the traditional Christian understanding that the Catholic Church professes even today, and holds out hope for increasing unity among all believers on this critical issue.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.

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Jimmy Akin
Softcover Book, 74 pages
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2 Reviews

  • 5

    Very helpful

    Posted by Ki on May 4th 2022

    This little book gives an overview on how faith and works works together and answers common questions. Since I have lived most of my life as a Protestant, this book answered many of my questions.

  • 5

    book faith and Works

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 16th 2021

    great book

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