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St. Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica

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    Part, Question
1 1, 23 | are chosen?~(5) Whether merits are the cause or reason 2 1, 23 | Whether the foreknowledge of merits is the cause of predestination?~ 3 1, 23 | seems that foreknowledge of merits is the cause of ~predestination. 4 1, 23 | seems the ~foreknowledge of merits is the cause of predestination.~ 5 1, 23 | than the foreknowledge of merits. ~Therefore it must be the 6 1, 23 | in them arises ~from the merits or demerits of their actions. 7 1, 23 | the foreknowledge of their merits and demerits.~Aquin.: SMT 8 1, 23 | Therefore, ~foreknowledge of merits is not the cause or reason 9 1, 23 | anyone on account of any ~merits.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[23] A[ 10 1, 23 | account of pre-existing merits in a former ~life. This 11 1, 23 | Others said that pre-existing merits in this life are the reason 12 1, 23 | And so others said that merits following the effect of 13 1, 47 | according to the ~diversity of merits. And those who were turned 14 1, 47 | which is ~due to unequal merits. But in the constitution 15 1, 47 | preceding inequality, either of merits or ~of the disposition of 16 1, 62 | turning to God is that which merits beatitude; and for this ~ 17 1, 62 | Para. 1/1~Whether an angel merits his beatitude?~Aquin.: SMT 18 1, 62 | such end; and so no one merits to produce what he already 19 1, 62 | merely one act; because man merits beatitude by every act informed 20 1, 48 | according to the ~diversity of merits. And those who were turned 21 1, 48 | which is ~due to unequal merits. But in the constitution 22 1, 48 | preceding inequality, either of merits or ~of the disposition of 23 1, 63 | turning to God is that which merits beatitude; and for this ~ 24 1, 63 | Para. 1/1~Whether an angel merits his beatitude?~Aquin.: SMT 25 1, 63 | such end; and so no one merits to produce what he already 26 1, 63 | merely one act; because man merits beatitude by every act informed 27 1, 112 | men there are contrary merits or demerits, so that one 28 1, 112 | various contrary and opposing ~merits, they are said to resist 29 2, 5 | the diverse dignities of merits in the one eternal life." 30 2, 5 | works ~which are called merits. Wherefore also according 31 2, 5 | Happiness, though they have no merits of their own; because by ~ 32 2, 21 | which he forms part, he merits ~or demerits, inasmuch as 33 2, 21 | instrument. Therefore man merits ~or demerits nothing in 34 2, 35 | the delay of glory, he ~merits the consolation of eternity. 35 2, 35 | eternity. In like manner a man merits it when ~he shrinks not 36 2, 39 | On the contrary, Whatever merits the reward of eternal life 37 2, 62 | obtain bliss through the merits which he has already: this 38 2, 62 | charity, to hope through merits not already possessed, but ~ 39 2, 65 | perfect, if it is based on the merits ~which we have; and this 40 2, 65 | expect future ~bliss through merits which one has not yet, but 41 2, 65 | gain future bliss through merits which we have already; and 42 2, 69 | things which are set down as merits in the ~beatitudes, are 43 2, 69 | in the beatitudes, not as merits, but as rewards. Yet the 44 2, 69 | life are ~indicated in the merits: but the acts of the gifts 45 2, 69 | these, either as to the merits or as to the rewards: because 46 2, 69 | observing due proportion to the merits to which ~those rewards 47 2, 72 | is intended by him that merits or acts ~virtually; whereas 48 2, 81 | self-diffusive than evil. But the merits ~of the nearer ancestors 49 2, 88 | that "a crime is ~one that merits damnation, and a venial 50 2, 98 | them ~according to personal merits, he would be a respecter 51 2, 110 | gratuitously and not from merits ~predestines or elects some; 52 2, 110 | of nothing, i.e. not from merits, according to Eph. 2:10, ~" 53 2, 111 | on account of preceding merits is ~given gratis. Now even 54 2, 113 | because "charity begun merits increase, and when increased 55 2, 113 | increase, and when increased merits ~perfection," as Augustine 56 2, 114 | no one, ~it would seem, merits by giving another his due. 57 2, 114 | it would seem that a man merits nothing from God, by ~what 58 2, 114 | OBJ 3: Further, whoever merits anything from another makes 59 2, 114 | there, since the child merits something from his father 60 2, 114 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 1: Man merits, inasmuch as he does what 61 2, 114 | merit eternal life. ~For man merits from God what he is divinely 62 2, 114 | own mercy and not by our merits." Now when anyone merits 63 2, 114 | merits." Now when anyone merits something ~condignly he 64 2, 114 | that day." Therefore man merits ~everlasting life condignly.~ 65 2, 114 | says (Ep. clxxxvi), "faith merits justification." ~Now a man 66 2, 114 | horse from his master, he merits it by a good use of it in ~ 67 2, 114 | according to debt." Now a man merits what ~is reckoned to him 68 2, 114 | Q[109]). But of anyone merits a further gratuitous gift 69 2, 114 | man is once in grace he merits life everlasting ~by the 70 2, 114 | Hence ~it would seem that he merits for himself restoration.~ 71 2, 114 | Therefore his previous ~merits will nowise help him to 72 2, 114 | congruous merit, whereby one merits the first grace for ~another, 73 2, 114 | obstacle which is in him who ~merits, and in him for whom it 74 2, 114 | on the part of him who merits), ~such as is found when 75 2, 114 | that no one "absolutely" merits life ~everlasting except 76 2, 114 | that every act of charity merits eternal life absolutely; 77 2, 114 | falls under merit a man merits by every act flowing ~from 78 2, 114 | by every such act a man merits life ~everlasting. If, therefore, 79 2, 114 | charity. But what a man merits, he infallibly ~receives 80 2, 114 | clxxxvi) that ~"charity merits increase, and being increased 81 2, 114 | increase, and being increased merits to be perfected." ~Hence 82 2, 114 | every meritorious act a man merits the increase of ~grace, 83 2, 13 | their sins, or who without merits ~presume on God's mercy, 84 2, 13 | can obtain glory without merits, or pardon without ~repentance.~ 85 2, 16 | no virtue results from merits, since "God works virtue ~ 86 2, 16 | hope is caused by grace and merits, according to the Master ( 87 2, 16 | Hope is said to arise from merits, as regards the thing ~hoped 88 2, 16 | happiness by means of grace and ~merits; or as regards the act of 89 2, 16 | does not flow from our merits, but ~from grace alone.~ 90 2, 16 | that hope proceeds ~from merits, which precede not only 91 2, 16 | preceded by charity and the merits caused by charity.~ 92 2, 17 | hope is based on grace and merits, as stated above ~(Q[17], 93 2, 20 | repenting, or glory without merits. This presumption is, properly, 94 2, 20 | obtaining glory without merits, or ~pardon without repentance. 95 2, 23 | clxxxv.] that "charity merits increase that by increase 96 2, 23 | 1: Every act of charity merits everlasting life, which, ~ 97 2, 23 | manner every act of charity merits an increase of charity; 98 2, 27 | OBJ 2: The mourning that merits happiness, is about those 99 2, 45 | salvation. This by ~practice merits increase, until it becomes 100 2, 59 | rewards are apportioned ~to merits, and punishments to sins.~ 101 2, 80 | Para. 1/1~On the contrary, Merits are acquired by acts as 102 2, 81 | through their prayers and merits. Hence it is written (Apoc. 103 2, 81 | impetrating through their previous merits and through ~God's acceptance.~ 104 2, 81 | OBJ 2: Further, if prayer merits anything, this would seem 105 2, 88 | will, it is due, not to our merits, but to His goodness.~Aquin.: 106 2, 106 | the security of his ~own merits, was in distress about those 107 2, 130 | OBJ 1: No man, by sinning, merits eternal life: wherefore 108 2, 153 | greater the reward a virtue merits, the greater the ~virtue. 109 2, 153 | Now continence apparently merits the greater reward; for 110 2, 159 | not that humility alone merits it, but because it is proper 111 2, 160 | that it is due to their own merits; or when ~they boast of 112 2, 160 | of grace through his own merits. ~Therefore this should 113 2, 160 | above to be due to his own merits."~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[162] 114 2, 160 | is given to men for their merits, whereas, properly speaking, 115 2, 160 | oneself, or of one's own merits.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[162] A[ 116 2, 162 | is not on account of any merits or demerits previous to 117 2, 169 | destroyed," that is to say, "Its merits demand that ~it should be 118 2, 175 | sometimes given to a man ~on his merits. For Gregory says (Moral. 119 2, 180 | receiving the reward of our merits. Therefore the contemplative ~ 120 2, 180 | vi, 37): "Great are the merits of ~the active life, but 121 2, 180 | may happen that one man merits more by the works of the ~ 122 2, 183 | according to their respective merits." Accordingly if ~the goods 123 3, 1 | Jesus ~Christ, though no merits of ours went before," as 124 3, 2 | grace?~(11) Whether any merits preceded it?~(12) Whether 125 3, 2 | without being preceded by any merits - but not as though there 126 3, 2 | Thes. Para. 1/1~Whether any merits preceded the union of the 127 3, 2 | Incarnation followed upon ~certain merits, because upon Ps. 32:22, " 128 3, 2 | OBJ 2: Further, whoever merits anything merits that without 129 3, 2 | whoever merits anything merits that without which it ~cannot 130 3, 2 | xv): "Whoever can find ~merits preceding the singular generation 131 3, 2 | our Head, may also find ~merits preceding the repeated regeneration 132 3, 2 | us His members." But no ~merits preceded our regeneration, 133 3, 2 | regeneration." Therefore no merits preceded the ~generation 134 3, 2 | the above ~(A[10]) that no merits of His could have preceded 135 3, 2 | that afterwards by the ~merits of a good life it was granted 136 3, 4 | according to which man neither merits nor demerits, ~whereas, 137 3, 7 | gratuitous will of God without merits.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[7] A[13] 138 3, 19 | 1~OBJ 2: Further, no one merits what is due to him. But 139 3, 19 | human merit; so that as ~man merits by the act of the soul which 140 3, 24 | without any antecedent merits, was united to the Son ~ 141 3, 25 | Ethic. iv, 3). But virtue merits its reward by action. ~Since, 142 3, 31 | Solomon through his father's merits is included in the series 143 3, 31 | Roboam . . . through the merits of Asa," who was son of 144 3, 32 | Person, not by ~reason of its merits, but through grace alone; 145 3, 32 | whereby man, without any merits going before, in the ~very 146 3, 34 | thing again: ~for no one merits what is already his. If, 147 3, 48 | not ~within us. But no one merits or is praised except for 148 3, 48 | be in a state of grace, merits his ~salvation thereby, 149 3, 48 | effect of His preceding merits: ~consequently, in order 150 3, 48 | effect, which His preceding ~merits did not possess, not on 151 3, 48 | efficiency, since he who merits ~awaits the result from 152 3, 49 | Christ by His previous merits did merit exaltation on ~ 153 3, 55 | And in like manner ~public merits should be rewarded in public, 154 3, 59 | Whether He acquired it by merits? ~(4) Whether His judiciary 155 3, 59 | His judiciary power by His merits?~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[59] A[ 156 3, 59 | judiciary power by ~His merits. For judiciary power flows 157 3, 59 | look." But it was without merits that ~Christ acquired royal 158 3, 59 | obtain judiciary power by His merits.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[59] A[ 159 3, 59 | have judiciary power ~from merits.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[59] A[ 160 3, 59 | grace, which is ~not from merits; otherwise it is "no more 161 3, 59 | nor to ~others from any merits, but from grace alone.~Aquin.: 162 3, 59 | dead, and the arbitrator of merits."~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[59] A[ 163 3, 59 | such things a man neither merits nor ~demerits, still in 164 3, 64 | fulness of ~grace - that their merits would conduce to the sacramental 165 3, 64 | schismatics, yet so ~great are his merits, culminating in the crown 166 3, 82 | requisite, and not the priest's merits: of whom it is ~said: 'Let 167 3, 82 | neither the life nor the merits befitting this ~sacrament. 168 3, 82 | because it is not by the merits of the consecrator that 169 3, 82 | not through the priest's ~merits, but through the power of 170 3, 82 | 1~OBJ 3: Further, as the merits of priests differ in the 171 3, 87 | forgiven through his own merits; wherefore it is ~written ( 172 3, 89 | deeds done in charity, man merits eternal ~life. But to take 173 Suppl, 5 | contrition resulting therefrom merits not only the removal of 174 Suppl, 13| praying for another one merits also for oneself. If ~therefore 175 Suppl, 13| he that, through charity, merits for another, at least ~congruously, 176 Suppl, 13| at least ~congruously, merits more for himself; yet he 177 Suppl, 13| satisfying for another ~he merits something greater than the 178 Suppl, 14| and so every good deed ~merits some good.~Aquin.: SMT XP 179 Suppl, 14| account of his good works, merits some good from ~God.~Aquin.: 180 Suppl, 25| is the ~quantity of such merits that it exceeds the entire 181 Suppl, 25| is especially due to the ~merits of Christ: for though He 182 Suppl, 25| wrote (Col. 1:24). These merits, then, are the common property 183 Suppl, 25| abundance of the Church's merits, and this abundance suffices 184 Suppl, 25| foregoing, but solely by the ~merits of the Church - and these 185 Suppl, 25| Consequently, ~according as these merits are applied to a person 186 Suppl, 25| to the toil, but to the merits which ~are applied. Yet 187 Suppl, 25| intention of those whose ~merits are applied, may reach to 188 Suppl, 26| superabundance of the ~Church's merits. Now there is no congregation 189 Suppl, 26| some superabundance ~of merits. Therefore every priest, 190 Suppl, 26| such an unfailing supply of merits as to be ~sufficient both 191 Suppl, 26| an unfailing supply of merits, chiefly on account of the 192 Suppl, 26| not by virtue of ~his own merits, but by virtue of the merits 193 Suppl, 26| merits, but by virtue of the merits laid up in the Church's ~ 194 Suppl, 27| application of the saints' merits to an individual. ~Therefore 195 Suppl, 27| through indulgences, from the merits of ~living members.~Aquin.: 196 Suppl, 27| Because, although those merits ~which are applied by means 197 Suppl, 27| indulgences. If however the merits were ~applied by such a 198 Suppl, 27| grant you a share in the merits of the ~whole Church - or 199 Suppl, 31| the unction, and to the merits of those who ~anointed them 200 Suppl, 32| minister, and the general merits of the whole Church, are 201 Suppl, 69| after death on account of ~merits or demerits. Now there is 202 Suppl, 69| differences of sins and merits. Now the degrees of merit 203 Suppl, 69| receiving good or evil for its merits; so that after death it 204 Suppl, 69| receive ~according to their merits there are various states, 205 Suppl, 69| receive retribution for their merits, but as a place ~befitting 206 Suppl, 69| those who receive for their merits; and ~consequently it is 207 Suppl, 70| essential part of the ~man who merits. The sensitive powers, however, 208 Suppl, 70| faculties) "according to its merits." But the imagination, the ~ 209 Suppl, 71| receive according to his merits, wherefore the psalm (Ps. 210 Suppl, 71| man can be assisted by the merits of another.~Aquin.: SMT 211 Suppl, 71| thus by ~some work a man merits an accidental reward, or 212 Suppl, 71| given the grace whereby he merits ~eternal life.~Aquin.: SMT 213 Suppl, 71| to another. But a sinner merits naught for himself by his ~ 214 Suppl, 71| indeed on account of their ~merits, but of His loving kindness. 215 Suppl, 71| the final award for their merits, even as the saints ~who 216 Suppl, 71| actually due to their own merits according to justice: and 217 Suppl, 71| according to the demands of the ~merits of those who are consigned 218 Suppl, 71| mercy which transcends human merits, it happens otherwise ~through 219 Suppl, 71| saints, but that by the merits of the saints which we ~ 220 Suppl, 71| to ~transfer the common merits, whereon indulgences are 221 Suppl, 71| those suffrages, else their merits ~would be rendered unavailing.~ 222 Suppl, 71| themselves fit by their preceding merits to receive the fruit of ~ 223 Suppl, 71| rewarded according to his merits. Now a person ~for whom 224 Suppl, 72| obtains something by prayer merits it in a ~sense. But the 225 Suppl, 72| prayer, namely by ~their merits which, being known to God, 226 Suppl, 72| for us by reason of their merits availing on our ~behalf. 227 Suppl, 72| they submitted contrary ~merits on various sides to the 228 Suppl, 72| according to their ~different merits.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[74] A[ 229 Suppl, 72| reward according to their merits. Now ~either punishment 230 Suppl, 72| all, either for their own merits, ~as to adults, or for others' 231 Suppl, 72| to adults, or for others' merits, as to children. Therefore 232 Suppl, 77| in the state wherein he merits glory, yet man himself merits ~ 233 Suppl, 77| merits glory, yet man himself merits ~that the whole man may 234 Suppl, 78| reason of the difference of ~merits. Hence the conclusion does 235 Suppl, 79| punished on account of the merits or ~demerits of the soul. 236 Suppl, 81| therefrom), but as ~being due to merits. Wherefore, though out of 237 Suppl, 84| THE JUDGMENT ~CONCERNING MERITS AND DEMERITS (THREE ARTICLES)~ 238 Suppl, 84| the judgment, concerning ~merits and demerits; the second 239 Suppl, 84| at one glance to see all merits and ~demerits?~Aquin.: SMT 240 Suppl, 84| conscience, wherein each one's merits are ~inscribed." Now one 241 Suppl, 84| Reply OBJ 1: Although many merits and demerits will have escaped 242 Suppl, 84| its ~effect, because those merits which are not deadened will 243 Suppl, 84| together with their ~other merits. Hence in each man there 244 Suppl, 84| or in its effect. Now the merits or demerits contained in 245 Suppl, 84| act on the will, whence merits and demerits proceed. Nor 246 Suppl, 84| be delivered according to merits and demerits. Therefore 247 Suppl, 84| judge and jury to know the merits of a case, in order to ~ 248 Suppl, 84| be acquainted ~with the merits. Hence, since every one 249 Suppl, 84| one will recall his own merits or demerits, so will he 250 Suppl, 84| OBJ 1: All the preceding merits or demerits will come to 251 Suppl, 84| be possible for a man's merits or demerits to be ~made 252 Suppl, 84| Thes. Para. 1/1~Whether all merits and demerits, one's own 253 Suppl, 84| would seem that not all merits and demerits, one's own 254 Suppl, 84| things at the same time." Now merits and ~demerits, both our 255 Suppl, 84| order to consider all one's merits and demerits and ~those 256 Suppl, 84| say ~that one will see all merits and demerits, both one's 257 Suppl, 85| moment." But if each one's merits were discussed by word of 258 Suppl, 86| have to be, such as ~human merits and demerits, are subject 259 Suppl, 86| Now the publication of merits and demerits in the hearts 260 Suppl, 86| them on account of their merits: so that this very ~revelation 261 Suppl, 86| perfection whereby a man merits to have judicial ~power.~ 262 Suppl, 86| brought to judgment that his merits may be ~discussed. But some 263 Suppl, 86| are who have acquired no merits, such as ~children who died 264 Suppl, 86| namely the discussion ~of merits and the payment of rewards. 265 Suppl, 86| there is no ~discussion of merits save where good and evil 266 Suppl, 86| save where good and evil merits are mingled ~together. Now 267 Suppl, 86| to a discussion of their merits. Such are those who have ~ 268 Suppl, 86| admixture of good with evil merits. Hence they are subjected 269 Suppl, 86| to a ~discussion of their merits, and consequently in this 270 Suppl, 86| Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 2: The merits of the elect will be discussed, 271 Suppl, 86| manifest to us that their good merits ~outweigh their evil merits, 272 Suppl, 86| merits ~outweigh their evil merits, and thus God's justice 273 Suppl, 86| regards the ~discussion of merits concerns only believers. 274 Suppl, 86| of good and evil works or merits requiring discussion. But ~ 275 Suppl, 86| subjected to the discussion of merits. Consequently, believers 276 Suppl, 86| without a ~discussion of their merits; whereas unbelievers will 277 Suppl, 86| exterminated without their merits ~being discussed.~Aquin.: 278 Suppl, 86| Divine justice, that their merits be subjected to discussion, 279 Suppl, 86| to the angels' ~personal merits and was made to both from 280 Suppl, 86| other ~corresponds to the merits, good or evil, procured 281 Suppl, 88| increase of glory. Thus a man merits to be clothed in more splendid ~ 282 Suppl, 90| there will be men of various merits, so are ~there now in purgatory, 283 Suppl, 92| dowries are given without merits: whereas beatitude ~is not 284 Suppl, 92| is awarded in return for merits. Therefore beatitude is ~ 285 Suppl, 93| the commandments always ~merits more than he who keeps the 286 Suppl, 93| supererogation cease, one merits the aureole.~Aquin.: SMT 287 Suppl, 93| survive, without doubt he merits the aureole: as instanced 288 Suppl, 93| man becomes a martyr ~and merits the aureole. If, however, 289 Suppl, 93| suffering be added thereto, merits ~an aureole, not only on 290 Suppl, 93| reward of ~most excellent merits. Therefore it is also due 291 Suppl, 93| the spirit in the angels merits ~their essential reward: 292 Suppl, 93| diversified, according as merits are diversified: for the ~ 293 Suppl, 93| is possible for one who merits less in ~martyrdom as to 294 Suppl, 93| Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 1: The merits to which an aureole is due 295 Suppl, 96| there is a change in the merits of the person threatened. 296 Suppl, 96| 7). Therefore, since the merits of the damned cannot be ~ 297 Appen1, 2| itself, it is amended in ~merits, because a man merited here 298 Appen1, 2| point of duration unequal merits receive equal ~retribution


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