Can non-Catholics receive grace without the sacraments?
If grace is received through the sacraments, is it possible for a non-Catholic to receive grace? Catholic Answers Director of Apologetics, Tim Staples, explains.
Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of...
The One True God - Pack Of 50 Tracts The first Christians, like the Jews before them, were fiercely monotheistic, willing to die horrible martyrs’ deaths in the Coliseum—being slain by gladiators, devoured by wild animals, crucified, or tied to a stake and turned into human torches—rather than concede the existence of any other gods. The first Christians took God at his word and were willing to stake even their lives on the certainty that there is only one God.
"The Church has always taken great care that no one should be compelled against his will to embrace the Catholic Faith, because, as Augustine wisely declares: 'except he be willing, man cannot believe'."