Works, works, works!! I'm so sick of works. First from him now from you; is this all you blighters can do?
You know Catholics, they just sit around all day tallying up how many empty good things they can do everyday to earn our salvation. They're all accountants. It's such hard work, though!!
It would be so much easier just to sit back, knowing they are saved, and they can pretty much do whatever they want and know their salvation is assured. They just have to say the Sinner's Prayer and they're good to go...wait, that's a bit of work. But they don't have to go to church every week. They don't even have to read the Bible. The Bible doesn't say they do. They just have to believe that everything they need to know is in there. Not that it really matters. Once they believe that Jesus saved all the rest is just...well, works. And the last thing they want is to have people catching them performing works; they might think they're Catholic or something.
I have been saved; I'm being saved; and by the Grace of God I will be save
Moonshadow had a good one too:
Look, I'm not in the position to shrug off anyone's love. But there is a double standard towards Catholicism that I cannot understand.A couple of questions have popped into my mind about it. Do the people like Candy and Jennie who level these types of accusations against Catholics know any Catholics? And do the Catholics they know keep a tally sheet for the "good works" they perform I personally have never seen that or know anyone who does.
A Christian can claim membership in another other church and get a pass. But not in the Catholic church.
And I can't take the patronizing lip service: "Oh, a Catholic may be saved, we're not saying they can't be, just so long as they don't actually believe what their church teaches."
And why is it that the interpretations of any other denomination is acceptable, as long as it's not Catholic?