Paragraph 1989

1989. The first work of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conversion, effecting justification in accordance with Jesus’ proclamation at the beginning of the Gospel: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”38Moved by grace, man turns toward God and away from sin, thus accepting forgiveness and righteousness from on high. “Justification is not only the remission of sins, but also the sanctification and renewal of the interior man.39

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

430. Why does the Magisterium of the Church act in the field of morality?

469. What kind of punishment may be imposed?

219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the Church?

90. Did the incarnate Son of God have a soul with human knowledge?

95. “…Born of the Virgin Mary”: Why is Mary truly the Mother of God?

372. What is the moral conscience?

375. What norms must conscience always follow?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How are God’s justice and mercy revealed in Isaiah? (Isaiah 58:1-14)

How can we cultivate peace in the church and in our personal lives, as guided by 2 Thessalonians 3:16?

What is the meaning of the “True Vine” metaphor in John 15:1-8?

Love and friendship: the importance of relationships in life (Ecc 4:9-12)

What is the example of perseverance in waiting for God’s promises presented in the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1:5-25?

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

How important is wisdom in mate selection and marriage according to Proverbs 18:22?