Kresta in the Afternoon – November 13, 2017 – Hour 1

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+  What do Evangelicals Believe about Justification? (2 segments)

  • Description: The question of Justification is one of the key dividers between Catholics and Protestants; they key doctrine to the Reformation was Luther’s assertion that Justification is by faith alone. Steve Wood joins us again to continue our discussion of how Evangelicals view the issue and how Catholics can answer their questions.
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    • Steve Wood
      Steve Wood is the author of several books, most recently Grace and Justification: An Evangelical's Guide to Catholic Beliefs. He served as an Evangelical pastor before entering the Catholic Church in 1990. He's the founder of the Family Life Center International and the St Joseph's Covenant Keepers. Visit dads.org.
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    • Grace & Justification: An Evangelical's Guide to Catholic Beliefs

      Does the Catholic Church teach that justification is by grace? For 500 years the answer to this question has divided Protestants and Catholics.Many Evangelicals and surprisingly most Catholics believe that the Catholic Church teaches justification by unaided human works. Isn't it past time that both Evangelicals and Catholics investigate whether or not this 500-year-old answer is true? Steve Wood presents a unique ecumenical perspective on several of the contentious doctrines relating to justification (such as works, merit, & infusion) by viewing them through the lens of our adoption by God the Father. He also encourages a simple, yet profound, way to grasp the priority of grace taught throughout the Catechism of the Catholic Church that many unfortunately miss. Readers will learn:

      • The seven main points of difference between Protestants and Catholics on justification listed in an easy-to-understand one-page summary
      • Why it's so easy for Protestants and Catholics to misunderstand each other
      • An amazing view of grace in light of this year's 500th anniversary of the Reformation
      • The surprising way Catholics interpret Romans and Galatians
      • What is the New Perspective on St. Paul and how this teaching is transforming beliefs on justification
      • How many media reports on recent ecumenical documents on justification are misleading
      • How C.S. Lewis uncovered an often ignored aspect of salvation by grace
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