From the Rector, First Sunday of Advent, 11/28/21

Theological Legacy of the Catholic Epistles

By Dr. Brant Pitre

Lesson 12

1. Letter of James

           a. The Immutability of God (James 1:17)

           b. Doctrine of Justification (James 2:14-26)

           c. Sins that Cry out to Heaven: injustice to the wage-earner (James 5:4)

d. Anointing of the Sick and Confession of Sins (James 5:13-18)

2. 1 Peter

a. Common Priesthood of All Believers (1 Pet 2:4-10)

b. Ecclesiology: Church as the “People of God” (1 Pet 2:9-10)

c. Jesus’ Descent into Hades (1 Pet 3:18-22; 4:6)

3. 2 Peter

a. Divinization/Deification (2 Pet 1:4)

b. Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture (2 Pet 1:18-21)

c. The Final Judgment and Parousia (2 Pet 3:1-10)

d. The New Heavens and New Earth (2 Pet 3:11-13)

4. 1 John

a. The Triple Concupiscence (1 John 2:15-17)

b. The Antichrist (1 John 1:18-25; 4:1-5)

c. The Beatific Vision (1 John 2:2)

d. God is love (1 John 4:8)

e. Mortal vs. Venial Sin (1 John 5:16-17)

f. Original Sin (1 John 5:19)

5. Jude

a. The Deposit of Faith (Jude 2)

b. Reality and Eternity of Hell (Jude 7)

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