†The Ecu-Men†


The notion of sola fide (justification by faith alone) reduces the virtue of charity to a silent role in the Christian religion, contrary to the central doctrines of the Faith. Saint Paul wrote that “if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.” Therefore, if Christian charity must be present alongside the virtue of faith, then any notion of “faith alone” is a falsehood.

Our Lord Jesus Christ tells us that there is no way that we can be saved through faith alone because each of us is to be judged “according to his works.” When God commands us to love one anotherbecause we shall be judged based on how we respond to His commandment, we should heed His warnings. It is very clear what God has mandated: If we are to follow Him

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