Canon 11. If anyone says that men are justified either by the sole imputation of the justice of Christ or by the sole remission of sins, excluding grace and charity which is poured into their hearts by the Holy Spirit and inheres in them, or also that the grace which justifies us is only the favour of God, let him be anathema.
Canon 12. If anyone says that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in divine mercy, which remits sins for Christ's sake, or that it is this confidence alone that justifies us, let him be anathema.
Canon 24. If anyone says that the justice (righteousness) received is not preserved and also not increased before God through good works but that those works are merely the fruits and signs of justification obtained, but not the cause of the increase, let him be anathema.
Canon 30. If anyone says that after the reception of the grace of justification the guilt is so remitted and the debt of eternal punishment so blotted out to every repentant sinner, that no debt of temporal punishment remains to be discharged either in this world or in purgatory before the gates of heaven can be opened, let him be anathema.
Canon 32. If anyone says that the good works of the one justified are in such manner the gifts of God that they are not also the good merits of him justified; or that the one justified by the good works that he performs by the grace of God and the merit of Jesus Christ (of whom one is a living member), the justified does not truly merit an increase of grace, and eternal life, provided that one dies in the state of grace, the attainment of this eternal life, as well as an increase in glory, let him be anathema.
It's considered a mortal sin that if anybody dies believing that they have full assurance of salvation then such people are going to Hell. Since when is grace ever deserved or maintained by one's own effort ? It isn't deserved as Romans 11:6 says that salvation is either by faith or by works and not both. Ephesians 2:8-10 reveals that the change in character from a life of sin to a life of serving God comes after not before salvation. Titus 2:11-14 says that changed life is by God's grace and not by anyone's own individual merit. From salvation to sanctification it's always been the grace of God. The natural man hates anything that attacks the pride of life and the Gospel is the most soul-crushing, humbling truth that you can't earn nor can you maintain your salvation. If the Gospel attacks sin loving people then it also attacks people who think they're so good even when they're really not so good.
If people are given their assurance then the ill-gotten money stops flowing in. It's hypocritical for some Roman Catholics to condemn prosperity gospel preachers all the while they're a money-based religion. While churches do need love offerings from its members to survive but the Roman Catholic institution has gained money through dishonest gain. Denying the doctrine of assurance makes people dependent on their priests and sacraments. Worse, the scam goes even worse to the point that even when the person dies, that the family still pays for the masses to be said for that person. Pride keeps people trusting their priests and their parishes instead of Jesus. They think that if they can do all the good they can then they're going to make it even when the Bible says that salvation is not by works but by faith.
The ultimate irony is that a lot of Roman Catholics really live very sinful lives. You may hear some of them say that the doctrine of assurance leads to sinful living while they're engaging in the latter. Some of them even think that as long as they're religious that they can continue living in whatever sin they love to commit. All they need to do is to go to the preist, have their confession, be religious and they can certainly outweigh their good with the bad. So much for saying that teaching the doctrine of assurance is mortal sin. Some of them actually live in what they call mortal sin like living a sexually immoral lifestyle or living a life of a criminal. It makes them no better than those who teach that salvation by grace is a license to sin. Both Antinomians and works salvationists are indeed headed towards Hellfire.
- How the "Just Be a Good Person to be Saved" Theology FAILS with God's Standards of Holiness
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- Roman Catholicism Also Rejects The Idea That Good Works Springs Forth As A Result Of Salvation
- The Curse of Salvation by Works!
- The Incredible Irony Behind Religious Roman Catholics and Their Sinful Lifestyles!
- The Sad Truth That Hell Will Be Filled with People Committed to Doing Basic Christian Values!
- Unsaved People Refuse to Accept Their Helplessness as Sinners Because of Pride
- Works Salvation Appeals to Pride