Working to be justified or receiving the gift of justification?

Darkness and light. . .!

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“Comparing the Roman Catholic meaning of justification against the Evangelical Protestant position is to set night against day and darkness against light. They are not, as some would have us believe, the same gospel. Roman doctrine declares that God inspires men to work for righteousness, but Protestants aver that God gives men righteousness as the fruit of the finished work of Jesus Christ. In Catholicism, men depart from Calvary towards the goal of justification, but in Protestantism, men arrive at Calvary for the gift of justification.” – Philip De Courcy, from “Standing Room Only: A Contemporary Exposé of the Roman Catholic and Evangelical Agreement,” 1999, p. 347

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