Skip to comments.JUSTIFICATION IN CATHOLIC TEACHING
Posted on 05/23/2008 8:39:53 AM PDT by annalex
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The first Justification which was for salvation was in Gen.15 when he believed in the coming seed which was Christ (Gal.16).
The second mention of Justification is in James 2 and that is which is seen by men and showed that he was saved.
The different aspects of Justification are made clear in the dictionary, you might want to look it up instead of continuing to post falsehoods.
He wasn't. He was seen by God and a ram, and the ram did not live to tell the story. You are just making things up.
Abraham told the young men with him that he and Issac were going to return and they both did.
Moreover, angels are also observing our acts (1Pe.1:12), so just because an act of faith isn't seen by other people, doesn't mean it isn't being observed and justifying the believer before God.
Catholic theologians can disagree. St. Thomas Aquinas had his own opinions that are not dogmatic on a number of subjects.
You stated that there were three justifications for Abraham when in fact there were only two
I stated what Hebrews 11 stated, count them. Besides, two is already one too many for "justification is a single event" theory.
doesn't mean it isn't being observed and justifying the believer before God.
You forgot whose side you are supposed to be arguing. Yes, that event was the third one "justifying the believer before God".