In Chapter Six, Paul poses the dilemma of sin and its effects, and living righteously and its effects. Right before this chapter, Paul says that grace abounds all the more when sin is present. He knows some people might want to take the easy way out and say, “then it is ok to sin, because grace just keeps coming and makes my bad actions null and void. I can do anything I want.” Not. Paul refutes this thought by stating, “What then shall we say? Shall we persist in sin that grace may bound all the more? Of course not!” (v1). When we follow Jesus, sin itself should be dead in our hearts and, therefore, should not even be a desire. This happens when we consider sin as dead. It has no life and brings no life. It takes a certain dying to self, because some of our sins we like too much. We all have our attachments to things or actions we take. Continue reading “Bible: Romans #11”
Jesus said that the truth will set you free. Jesus gave us the magisterium to ensure that the truth would be preserved so that we can take advantage of this promise. The truth then can prove to be the wisdom of God and everything noble. We have the fullness of the truth in the Catholic Church. Rejoice!
OK, maybe they would not have died, but they have faith in Him. No act of faith= no miracle.