"Let unity, the greatest good of all goods, be your preoccupation." - St. Ignatius of Antioch (Letter to St. Polycarp)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Does the Bible Teach Sola Fide?

St. Paul Enthroned with Saints and Angels (c. 1360)
Unknown Italian Master
Collezione Vittorio Cini, Venice

One primary impediment to the reconciliation of Protestants and Catholics concerns the doctrine of justification. Protestants endorse justification by faith alone (sola fide), while the Council of Trent condemned justification by faith alone. (Session 6, Canon 9) The question I ask here is this: Is there any Biblical evidence for "justification by faith alone"? (continue reading)