The night before the Lord Jesus Christ went to the cross He prayed to His Father that He had “finished the work you have given me to do” (John 17:4). When we consider all that He had to do to save sinners, His victory cry, “It is finished,” speaks volumes. Righteousness had to be perfected, divine justice had to be satisfied, blood had to be shed, redemption had to be paid, sins had to be forgiven, reconciliation had to be accomplished, death had to be conquered, salvation had to be secured, and heaven had to be opened. All this was perfectly accomplished so that eternal life could be offered as a free gift of God’s grace to those who trust the all-sufficient Savior.
[FONT=Georgia][size=4]As with every lying anti-Catholic propaganda there is always some measure of truth that is wrapped up in the lies and errors that will make it more acceptable to people. Kind of the same way one might take a poison and hide it a delicious food to convey it to your intended victim.
This part is exactly that because no faithful Catholic would agree with what Gendron says there. … But watch all that follows.
Only when sinners realize their hopeless and helpless condition can they begin to understand the glorious promises revealed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything that man could never do was completely accomplished by our Lord Jesus Christ. His mission to seek and to save the lost culminated on the cross. The work of salvation was finished. The eternal sin debt was paid in full. Since it was an eternal debt, it was impossible for man to pay. But God forgave us “all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” (Col. 2:13-14).
[FONT=Georgia]Yeah Mike we call it grace… [/FONT]