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In our world today there are many different religions Christianity being the most widely spread of them all In Christianity there are numerous numbers of denominations all claiming to believe in the same god but having different stances on certain issues Each denomination stands firm on the specific issues but only one may be right the Catholic Church One of the commonly disagreed upon issues is freewill and predestination The Catholic Church and the Calvinist have widely opposing beliefs on the issue of free will and predestination Since religions of opposing beliefs cannot both be right one of the denominations must be wrong thus it is the Calvinists The Catholic Church teaches everyone has enough actual grace to choose good over evil This also means every human has the option to accept Christ as their lord and savior or reject him and his teachings No one is forced against his or her own free will to embrace the faith The act of faith of its very nature is a free act CCC 160 Some people choose to do right and others choose to do wrong all do what they do by the exercise of free will The Catholic Church teaches that free will is a gift bestowed upon us by god In choosing to accept the faith and seek salvation through patience in well doing we may receive eternal life CCC 55 This means anyone who uses their free will to seek out god and then decide to accept the faith they in return accept the gift of eternal life in heaven The Catholic Church teaches that Jesus Christ died for the souls of everyone in the world for all times This takes away any restrictions for receiving eternal life The only person who determines their final destination is the individual This means it is up to each person to do what they need to do to arrive at where they want to live for
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