What’s the difference between saved and truly saved?

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Q: What’s the difference between saved and truly saved? I hear that a lot here.

A: Hear this:

The difference is grace, which is a share in God’s very own divine life.

God is love. Love is just another word for charity.

Anyone who departs this sphere of existence with at least some charity remaining in their soul, is not likely to see eternal damnation.

1Co 13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1Co 13:2 And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1Co 13:3 And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
1Co 13:4 Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely, is not puffed up,
1Co 13:5 Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil:
1Co 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth:
1Co 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1Co 13:8 Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void or tongues shall cease or knowledge shall be destroyed.
1Co 13:9 For we know in part: and we prophesy in part.
1Co 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.
1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child.
1Co 13:12 We see now through a glass in a dark manner: but then face to face. Now I know in part: but then I shall know even as I am known.
1Co 13:13 And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.

The most effective way to remove the doubt about your eternal destiny is through a lifetime of full, active, and charitable participation in all of the work, worship, sacraments, and devotions of the Church.

Preferably, the Catholic Church … since it’s the only Church that Jesus ever founded, and eternally guaranteed, for the purpose of our salvation.

And lest any man should boast … the Church is not a work of man … but a manifestation of God’s love and supernatural provision.

Our participation in the Church is no more of a “work” than that of a patient who goes into the hospital to have life-saving heart surgery.

1 Comment

  1. The word “saved” seems to me, just that. It is a word used loosely by many Religions. I believe that to be “truly saved” is a life-long journey with Jesus Christ. As a Catholic, I believe all that is said in the Apostles Creed. Two other great prayers that are very important are the Our Farther, and The Hail Mary. We musn’t forget to pray the Rosary to The Blessed Mother. Squeeze this in a busy life. I pray that I am always ready to meet my Maker.
    Just a regular girl


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