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1848. As St. Paul affirms, “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.”118But to do its work grace must uncover sin so as to convert our hearts and bestow on us “righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ ourLord.”119Like a physician who probes the wound before treating it, God, by his Word and by his Spirit, casts a living light on sin:

Conversion requires convincing of sin; it includes the interior judgment of conscience, and this, being a proof of the action of the Spirit of truth in man’s inmost being, becomes at the same time the start of a new grant of grace and love: “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Thus in this “convincing concerning sin” we discover a double gift: the gift of the truth of conscience and the gift of the certainty of redemption. the Spirit of truth is the Consoler.120


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

472. Why must society protect every embryo?

486. What must be done to avoid war?

183. What is the competence of the college of bishops?

420. What is the New Law or the Law of the Gospel?

18. Why does Sacred Scripture teach the truth?

53. Why was the world created?

93. What does the heart of Jesus exemplify?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the divine nature of Jesus Christ, as described in Mark 1:1?

What is the criticism against relying on military force instead of God in Amos 2:14-16?

How do the Psalms teach us to be more sensitive to God’s presence (Psalm 139:1-4)?

Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what is their significance?

What does Malachi 4:1 say about the punishment of the wicked?

What does the Bible say about divine justice in Deuteronomy 32:4?

What is the church’s role in promoting reconciliation according to Philemon 1:6?