Paragraph 1973

1973. Besides its precepts, the New Law also includes the evangelical counsels. the traditional distinction between God’s commandments and the evangelical counsels is drawn in relation to charity, the perfection of Christian life. the precepts are intended to remove whatever is incompatible with charity. the aim of the counsels is to remove whatever might hinder the development of charity, even if it is not contrary to it.32


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

577. What is the prayer of the Hour of Jesus?

70. Where does the soul come from?

39. Is God the only One who “is”?

217. What is the meaning of the word “Amen” with which we conclude our profession of faith?

469. What kind of punishment may be imposed?

136. What does the Church mean when she confesses: “I believe in the Holy Spirit”?

101. In what sense is the life of Christ a Mystery?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the New Earth mentioned in Revelation 21:1 and what is its importance in the Christian faith?

What does the statement “God so loved the world that he gave his son” in John 3:16 mean?

What is the image of God as shepherd in Ezekiel 34?

What was the story of King Amon’s violent death and rebellion in 2 Kings 21-22?

Who was Hezekiah in the Bible and how does his story teach us about the importance of trusting God?

Understanding God’s sovereignty through the Psalms (Psalm 33:6-9)

What is the importance of caring for the weak according to James 1:27?