Part I, Chapter 2

  1. Who said “‘Heaven and earth shall pass away,’ according to the the assurance of our Savior, but the salvation and justice of the elect will remain; the former contain only the works of God; the latter reflect the image of God.”
  2. Who teaches that it is a greater work to bring a sinner back to grace, than to create Heaven and earth. Why?
  3. Why is grace a supernatural gift?
  4. Which saint holds that there is nothing in this world that may be compared to man?
  5. Which saint teaches that grace is worth more than the human soul?
  6. What does Cardinal Cajetan say about losing sight of the value of grace?
  7. Why does the devil delude us with deceitful gifts and pleasures?
  8. What should we fervently practice so that we may merit an increase of grace?

2 thoughts on “Part I, Chapter 2

  1. 1. St. Augustine, 2. St. Thomas because the heavens and the earth are transitory and temporal things; but to convert a sinner is to bring him to share in the immutable Divine Nature, 3. Grace is supernatural because it is a gift which no created nature can possess by itself or claim as rightfully due to itself. Grace belongs only to the nature of God Himself, 4. St. John Chrysostom, 5. St. Thomas (a soul can choose hell), 6. If we lose sight of grace, we may also forget the great punishment prepared for those who despise the great gifts offered them gratuitously by God, 7. The devil desires to ruin us for all eternity, 8. We should fervently practice the virtues, attend holy Mass on weekdays in addition to the weekend, prayer, works of mercy, acts of mortification, and self-humiliation (refer to St. Louis de Montfort)

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  2. 1. St. Augustine said: “Heaven and earth shall pass away according to the assurance of our Savior, but the salvation and justice of the elect will remain; the former contain only the works of God; the latter reflect the image of God.” 2. St. Thomas teaches that it is a greater work to bring a sinner back to grace, than to create Heaven and earth.
    3. Grace is altogether a supernatural gift; that is, it is a gift which no created nature can possess by itself or claim as rightfully due to itself.4. St. John Chrysostom holds that there is nothing in this world that may be compared to man.
    5. St. Thomas teaches that grace is worth more than the human soul. 6.Cardinal Cajetan says we must not for one moment lose sight of the value of grace, lest we also forget the great punishment prepared for those who despise the great gifts offered them gratuitously by God with such tender love. 7. The devil gives us nothing better than God, but something far inferior and this he gives not to make us happy but to ruin us for all eternity. 8. We should be urged on to a fervent practice of the virtues so that we may merit an increase of grace.

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