In justifying us, God also grants us the right to eternal life

March 19, 2022 • 1 min

#Doctrine #Mercy

From The Sinner’s Guide, page 63
By Venerable Louis of Granada

The final benefit of justification is the right which it gives to eternal life.

God is infinitely merciful as well as infinitely just, and while He condemns impenitent sinners to eternal misery, He rewards the truly repentant with eternal happiness.

God could have pardoned men and restored them to His favor without raising them to a share in His glory, yet in the excess of His mercy He adopts those whom He pardons, justifies those whom He has adopted, and makes them partakers of the riches and inheritance of His only-begotten Son.

It is the hope of this incomparable inheritance which sustains and comforts the just in all their tribulations; for they feel even in the midst of the most cruel adversity that “that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation worketh for us above measure exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.” [2 Cor. iv. 17.]

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