A person’s right of deserving reward. In Catholicism it consists of two parts, Condign merit (a concept developed by (A.D. 354-430) Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, the most influential theologian of the West, known especially for his doctrine of grace, including rel... more) referring to good works of In a theological discussion “love” refers to one’s love for God and neighbor and is often referred to as “charity” or the pure love of God. ... more that are performed through God’s Is a term used to identify unmerited assistance by God primarily to redeem and transform human beings. In the early and medieval church it also referr... more making a Derived from the Latin term persona and the Greek term prosopon. It is a technical term in Christian theology for the concept that the Trinity consist... more worthy of the reward of eternal life, and Congruent merit that is an idea developed in the late Middle Ages that prayers and works of Is an old version of the word “repentance,” and refers to: 1) the Catholic sacrament also referred to as Confession where remorseful sinner (the ... more earn the gift of God extending his first or A term derived from the Latin word praevenire, meaning “to come before.” It refers to the grace of God that comes before an individual chooses to ... more. Protestants reject the idea of merit and insist that even after believers receive Is a term used to identify unmerited assistance by God primarily to redeem and transform human beings. In the early and medieval church it also referr... more, none of their works are meritorious. This term also refers to the good works of Derived from a Greek term meaning anointed and is equivalent to the word “messiah” from Hebrew roots. The anointing references the act of installi... more and the Is a term used in the New Testament for Christian believers. In Roman Catholicism it refers to officially canonized, deceased holy men and women who c... more generating the merits found within the treasury of merit in heaven that can be accessed through the Catholic a term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... more sacraments and indulgences.