ARE YOU CATHOLIC OR PROTESTANT ?

For each number, one answer accords with the Protestant view of justification and one accords with the Catholic view. Click on whichever you think is the Protestant view and see if Martin Luther agrees.

1.

(a) God gives a man right standing with Himself by mercifully accounting him innocent and virtuous.

(b) God gives a man right standing with Himself by actually making him into an innocent and virtuous person.

2.

(a) God gives a man right standing with Himself by placing Christ’s goodness and virtue to his credit.

(b) God gives a man right standing with Himself by putting Christ’s goodness and virtue into his heart.

3.

(a) God accepts the believer because of the moral excellence found in Jesus Christ.

(b) God makes the believer acceptable by infusing Christ’s moral excellence into his life.

4.

(a) If a Christian becomes "born again" (regenerate, transformed in character), he will achieve right standing with God.

(b) If the sinner accepts right standing with God by faith, he will then experience transformation of character.

5.

(a) We receive right standing with God by faith alone.

(b) We receive right standing with God by faith which has become active by love.

6.

(a) We receive right standing with God by having Christ live out His life of obedience in us.

(b) We achieve right standing with God by accepting the fact that Christ obeyed the law perfectly for us.

7.

(a) We achieve right standing with God by following Christ’s example by the help of His enabling grace.

(b) We follow Christ’s example because His life has given us right standing with God.

8.

(a) God first pronounces that we are good in His sight, then He gives us His Spirit to make us good.

(b) God sends His Spirit to make us good, and then He will pronounce that we are good.

9.

(a) Christ’s intercession at God’s right hand gives us favour in the sight of God.

(b) It is the indwelling Christ that gives us favour in God’s sight.

10.

(a) Only by faith in the doing and dying of Christ can we fully satisfy the claims of the Ten Commandments.

(b) By the power of the Holy Spirit living in us, we can fully satisfy the claims of the Ten Commandments.

 

What does the Scripture have to say about Justification?