Do We Owe God a Debt?
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The paper discusses how Catholic theology teaches that sacraments are an interaction between God and man, where man works to accept God's gifts of salvation and grace. The paper then explains, however, that Luther and Calvin taught that God gives the gift, and our inspiration to do good works are a sign that the gift has been bestowed.
From the Paper:"When many Protestants say the Lord's prayer, they say the word debt instead of the word trespasses. This is not a mere difference in translation, but a summary of the most fundamental difference between the theology of Martin Luther and the Catholic Church. Luther taught that the works that manifest God's grace come as a result of the gift while Catholics teach that the works bring us closer to God and make us ready to freely accept God's grace. Most followers..."
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