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Ron, if someone goes through the trouble of providing information for you, the least you could do is address it. All you have done is brush it aside and ignore it while displaying further your increasingly deliberate ignorance of Catholic teaching. For example, I am quite certain you are unaware of the scope and meaning of the Council of Trent’s anathemas. They do not bear on you at all.

[quote:3plnusgy]Notice He felt like the good works meant so much to?[/quote:3plnusgy]
First of all, Jesus was talking about miracles (prophecy, exorcism, and wonderful works, not good works in general) and how working a miracle does not mean you are automatically saved.

Second, as already mentioned in this thread, Jesus specifically states in Matthew’s Gospel that to be saved one must follow the commandments and that He will separate the sheep from the goats based on their good works. You continue to try to boil down belief to the point that it does not include good works yet Jesus’s witness in Matthew alone indicates that to Him, belief necessarily includes good works (else it is dead faith, as James tells us).

And to continue with Victor’s post,

For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice than, after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them. For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit; and: The sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 2 Peter 2:20-22