Hope and Grace
- Will Faith alone save us?
Faith alone will not save us without good works; we must also have Hope and Charity.
- What is Hope?
Hope is a supernatural gift of God, by which we firmly trust that God will give us eternal life and all means necessary to obtain it, if we do what he requires of us.
- Why must we hope in God?
We must hope in God because he is infinitely good, infinitely powerful, and faithful to his promises.
- Can we do any good work of ourselves towards our salvation?
We can do no good work of ourselves towards our salvation; we need the help of God’s grace.
- What is Grace?
Grace is a supernatural gift of God, freely bestowed upon us for our sanctification and salvation.
- How must we obtain God’s grace?
We must obtain God’s grace chiefly by prayer and the holy Sacraments.