Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
I know for sure I’m going to heaven.
That’s a nice thought, but it’s not biblical that you, personally, can know you are definitely going to heaven.
He saved us…that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.”
We can have assurance God wants us to go to heaven and will give us the graces we need. That’s the virtue of hope. But we must persevere to the end.
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Assurance of Salvation is one topic that has separated Catholic and some Protestant communities for hundreds of years. Can one have assurance of salvation? Is assurance of salvation something taught in the Bible? Can we have assurance of salvation according to St. Paul?
Check out this video with Dr. Brant Pitre where he will discuss the topic of assurance of salvation from St. Paul’s famous 1st letter to the Corinthians.
From Bishop Barron of Word on Fire
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Bishop Barron on who can be saved?
catechism of the Catholic Church
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.