Faith and Works: Ephesians 2:1-10, continued

Truly no man can ransom himself, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of his life is costly, and can never suffice, that he should continue to live on forever, and never see the Pit (Psalm 49:7-9).   The Catholic Church’s teaching undergirds that of Protestants who recognize that by […]

But God….Ephesians 2:6-10

In these verses in St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, two major themes are put forth for our pondering:  first, “the heavenly places,” with their “surpassing (or) immeasurable riches”; and second, the relationship between “faith” and “works” in light of the gift of salvation.  A deeper understanding of both of these themes, which we can […]