GOOD WORKS

"We are justified by our works, not by our words."  St. Clement Of Rome ("First Epistle To The Corinthians," c. 96 A.D.)

“But rather let us hasten with all energy and readiness of mind to perform every good work.”  St. Clement Of Rome ("First Epistle To The Corinthians," c. 96 A.D.)

“It is requisite, therefore, that we be prompt in the practice of well-doing; for of Him are all things. And thus He forewarns us: 'Behold, the Lord [cometh], and His reward is before His face, to render to every man according to his work.' He exhorts us, therefore, with our whole heart to attend to this, that we be not lazy or slothful in any good work.”  St. Clement Of Rome ("First Epistle To The Corinthians," c. 96 A.D.)

"The way of light, then, is as follows.  If anyone desires to travel to the appointed place, he must be zealous in his works."  St. Barnabas ("Epistle Of St. Barnabas," c. 70-130 A.D.)

"Each man goes to everlasting punishment or salvation according to the value of his actions."  St. Justin Martyr ("First Apology," c. 160 A.D.)

"Let those who are not found living as He taught, be understood not to be Christians, even though they profess with the lips the teachings of Christ.  For it is not those who make profession, but those who do the works, who will be saved."  St. Justin Martyr (c. 160 A.D.)

"The matters of our religion lie in works, not in words."  St. Justin Martyr ("First Apology," c. 160 A.D.)

"This shows that transgressions are blotted out and that reconciliation is made for sins.  But who are the ones who have reconciliation made for their sins - except those who believe on His name and propitiate His countenance by good works?"  St. Hippolytus ("The Extant Works And Fragments Of Hippolytus," c. 205 A.D.)


CHURCH BELIEFS & ISSUES

Abortion

Baptism

The Bible

 

Celibacy of the Clergy

The Church

Church Attendance

Contraception

Degrees of Sin

Divorce

The Eucharist

Fasting During Lent

Good Works

Homosexuality

Money for the Church

"Once Saved, Always Saved?"

The Papacy

Papal Infallibility

Pre-marital Sex

Purgatory

Quick & Easy Catholic Apologetics

The Reformation

Ritual Prayer

The Sacrament of Penance

The Saints

The Trinity

The Virgin Mary

 

 

 


WHAT THE EARLY CHURCH BELIEVED

BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CHURCH FATHERS QUOTED IN THIS SECTION

Abortion

Against Heresy

Apostolic Succession & Tradition

The Catholic Church

Contraception

Degrees Of Sin

Divorce

The Eucharist

Good Works

Homosexuality

Infant Baptism

The Mass

The Papacy

Old Testament Canon

Purgatory

Unity Of The Church

The Virgin Mary

 

 

 


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