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Whether the Justification of the Ungodly takes Place in an Instant or Successively?

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In the Sed Contra, St. Thomas derives the conclusion from a premise about the nature of the agent of justification, i.e., the Holy Spirit. It runs thus, "The Holy Spirit acts instantaneously, the Holy Spirits works justification, therefore..."

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