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That is why "it was credited to him as
righteousness."
[Rom. 4:22]

"SOME" say that St. Paul is suggesting, that we do not
have to live out our Faith in Christ by following the lead
of The Holy Spirit?

QUESTION: "Is that what St. Paul is saying here?"

Would St. Paul contradict himself and Jesus?
Romans 4:20  He [Abraham] did not doubt God's promise in unbelief; rather, he was
empowered by faith and gave glory to God
21  and was fully convinced that what he had promised he was also able to do.
22  That is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
23  But it was not for him alone that it was written that "it was credited to him";
24  it was also for us, to whom it will be credited, who believe in the one who raised Jesus
our Lord from the dead,
25  who was handed over for our transgressions and was raised for our justification.

"SOME" say that St. Paul is suggesting, that we do not have to live out our Faith in Christ
by following the lead of The Holy Spirit?

QUESTION: "Is that what St. Paul is saying here?"
Would St. Paul contradict himself and Jesus?
ANSWER: "No"!

Jesus Christ and St. Paul, speak to us throughout Scripture, telling us that
we have to "LOVE" in order to get to Heaven. (Mt. 5:43, 19:17; Lk. 10:25;
Gal. 5:6, 14; 1 Cor. 13:13 etc.)

What did St. Paul mean when he states;   "it was credited to him as righteousness."
He is talking about "circumcision".
Not "works [acts] of Love" (*CCC #2447).  It makes no sense for St. Paul to tell you in
Galatians that Love fulfills the law [Gal. 5:14], then elsewhere that we do not have to love.
That is what Catholic apologists mean by; we have to take the whole Bible to discern what
God wants for mankind.
That we can not just take one verse out of context.

Romans 4:9  Does this blessedness apply only to the circumcised, or to the uncircumcised
as well? Now we assert that "faith was credited to Abraham as righteousness."
Rom 4:10  Under what circumstances was it credited? Was he circumcised or not? He was
not circumcised, but uncircumcised.

It is clear that St. Paul was not talking about the non-Catholic "mis-interpretation" of
Romans because Abraham does follow God to be "credited as righteous"!

Before God "credits" Abraham as "righteous", Abraham is commanded by God to leave the
land where he has lived and enter a land filled with danger [Gen 12:1-4]. Then Abraham
fights several kings and wins with God's Grace.  [Gen. 14:20] He pays a "tithe" to
"Melchizedek, king of Salem" [Gen 14:18].

Did Abram just "believe" as some might have us think? Or did he act on his belief?
Gen 12:1  The LORD said to Abram: "Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your
father's house to a land that I will show you.
Gen 12:2  "I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name
great, so that you will be a blessing.

Abram "acted" on God's command. He journeyed to a foreign land.  [Gen 13:12]

Only after Abram had stepped out in Faith, following God's command and acting on God's
Word did God "credit him with righteousness".
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*Life in Christ: Catechism #2447
The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our
neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling,
comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs
patiently. The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry,
sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and
burying the dead. Among all these, giving alms to the poor is one of the chief
witnesses to fraternal charity: it is also a work of justice pleasing to God.