Well, here is the story. I had a debate yesterday after I was returning after mass. Two “evengelical”(protestant) guys walked alongside to “discuss” something about who goes to heaven or to hell. Down the line, I rejected to believe that faith alone saves us. Well, that says that since we already have the right to go to heaven, and it doesn’t matter if we sin. I rejected that straithaway. For I read in St. Paul’s letter to corinthians that if go on committing sin there is no sacrifice of salvation. (I guess I am close to that verse)
I’ve raised many questions such as “It is said that Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead. Whom and Why does he judge?” He says that it’s for the unbelievers. Later, I thought so why is there judgement, they can be damned to hell straightaway.
The guy also talked about Romans 10 where it’s written “when we confess by faith we are saved and justified”.
When I returned back home to read more to defend that. I’ve found the gospels where Christ clearly talks about who is saved and who is not. That everyone who says “Lord Lord” will not enter the kingdom of heaven but who does the will of the Father. Another is an answer to rich young man’s question where Christ says to obey the commandments and later to give the wealth to the poor. Here we see that the works of righteousness that makes us eligible for eternal life.
I find that thing is so wrong and has inclination to sin, but it is said that we are accountable for every word that we speak, we are accountable for the even the gift of talents. It’s there in the gospels!
It’s a kind of debate on justification, salvation, eligibility for heaven.
Any more explanation to back this up?