His father, also named John, was a legal clerk and served with the Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War. His family was well-to-do, but not of particularly high social or economic standing.
Dec 17th, By Bryan Cross Category: Blog Posts Steve Hays has claimed that what I recently said about justification is at odds with what Robert Sungenis has said about justification. But, in fact, there is no contradiction between what I have said and what Robert has said on this subject.
What makes this difficult to understand, from a Protestant point of view, is that in Catholic theology there is a distinction between justification and an increase in justification.
There is no such distinction in Protestant theologies, and for that reason Protestants not infrequently treat Catholic statements about the increase in justification as though they are about justification itself.
At the instant of justification, the person receives sanctifying grace and the theological supernatural virtues of faith, hope and charity agape. This does not mean that these cannot be received prior to the actual reception of the sacrament of baptism.
Even then, however, they come through the sacrament, and anticipate its reception. An increase in justification is not the same thing as justification.
An increase in justification is not the translation from a state in which one is deprived of sanctifying grace to a state in which one has sanctifying grace.
An increase in justification is an increase in sanctifying grace from a condition in which one already has sanctifying grace. This is what St. Peter means in exhorting believers to grow in grace. But, a person who is already justified and in a state of grace, can merit an increase in justification by doing good works out of love agape for God.
Among these good works are works in keeping with the moral law, done out of love agape for God. God rewards our works done in agape by increasing our capacity to participate in His divine nature, and thus by increasing our participation in His agape.
He Himself is our reward, and growth in grace is growth in Him, a reward we receive already in this present life, to be multiplied abundantly in the life to come.
Paul teach that justification is by keeping the ceremonial law? Paul teach that justification is by keeping the moral law? Paul, justification is not by works of the law, and in St. Without sanctifying grace and living faith, we cannot merit heaven; to claim otherwise would be Pelagianism.
And that is why we cannot be justified by works. Paul justification is by living faith, and we receive this living faith by hearing Rom But none of that condemns or denies increases in justification through good works in accordance with the moral law done out of love agape for God.
My comment to Jason Engwer in the quotation Steve cites is not about justification, but about increases in justification.If only war can save more people than killing them, then war can be justified. Looking back at two major world wars the First World War and the Second World War that prolonged for four years more than 40 countries participated in the war and both wars resulted in over 37 million casualties with properties being damaged.
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2, pp , (c) View this term paper on Justification of War. The idea of a 'just war' is a conundrum How can one group of people consider their actions 'right' or 'just' to.
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I: WAR  We have heard our political leaders say from time to time that “War is necessary,” “War is a good thing.” They were trying to establish a major premise which would suggest the conclusion, “Therefore let us have a little war now,” or “It is wise, on general principles, to have a war .
None of their decisions can be justified; they left the British with no choice but to wage war, by invading Poland. The Nazis were waging war for power, killing millions of people just for a small personal gain.
This action cannot be justified, but the decision to declare war on Germany was justified. So WW2 was justified.