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III. De fructu verae et seriae poenitentiae,
Johann Gerhard, Meditationes Sacrae
(Concerning the fruit of true and serious repentance, John Gerhard, Sacred Meditations)
Fundamentum et principum sanctae vitae est salutaris poenitentia.
Ubi enim vera poenitentia, ibi remissio peccatorum;
ubi peccatorum remission, ibi gratia Dei;
ubi gratia Dei, ibi Christus;
ubi Christus, ibi ipsius meritum;
ubi Christus meritum, ibi satisfactio pro peccatis;
ubi satisfactio pro peccatis, ibi justitia;
ubi justitia, ibi laeta et tranquilla conscientia;
ubi tranquillitas conscientiae, ibi spiritus sanctus;
ubi spiritus sanctus, ibi tota sacrosancta trinitas;
ubi sancta trinitas, ibi vita aeterna.
The foundation and priniciple of a holy life is saving repentance:
where there is true repentance, there is forgiveness of sins;
where there is forgiveness of sins, there is the grace of God;
where there is the grace of God, there is Christ;
where there is Christ, there are his merits;
where there are the merits of Christ, there is satisfaction for sin;
where there is satisfaction for sin, there is justification;
where there is justification, there is a joyful and tranquil conscience;
where is there is a tranquil conscience, there is the Holy Spirit;
WHere there is the Holy Spirit, there is the entire Holy Trinity;
WHere there is the Holy Trinity, there is life eternal.