Paragraph 1993

1993. Justification establishes cooperation between God’s grace and man’s freedom. On man’s part it is expressed by the assent of faith to the Word of God, which invites him to conversion, and in the cooperation of charity with the prompting of the Holy Spirit who precedes and preserves his assent:

When God touches man’s heart through the illumination of the Holy Spirit, man himself is not inactive while receiving that inspiration, since he could reject it; and yet, without God’s grace, he cannot by his own free will move himself toward justice in God’s sight.42

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

508. What is forbidden by the seventh commandment?

472. Why must society protect every embryo?

475. When are scientific, medical, or psychological experiments on human individuals or groups morally legitimate?

372. What is the moral conscience?

469. What kind of punishment may be imposed?

422. What is justification?

410. How does one participate in bringing about the common good?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of faith in the healing of blind Bartimaeus, described in Matthew 20:29-34?

What is the story behind the miracle of Elisha’s resurrection of the Shunammite’s son in 2 Kings 4?

What is meant by the statement that the love of God is revealed in Christ, as mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:9?

What is Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem described in Mark 11:1-11?

What is the message of Abdias 1:11 about Edom’s injustice and oppression of the weak?

What do Daniel’s visions of the ram and the goat in Daniel 8 mean?

What does Nahum 1:9 say about God’s mercy to those who repent?