CONCERNING MERIT, WHICH IS THE EFFECT OF CO-OPERATIVE GRACE
We must now consider merit, which is the effect of co-operative grace. There are ten questions concerning merit, i. Whether a man can merit anything from God.2. Whether without grace one can merit eternal life.3. Whether through grace one can merit eternal life condignly.4. Whether grace is the principle of merit, through charity as the principal medium.5. Whether a man can merit the grace first given to himself.6. Whether he can merit it on behalf of another.7. Whether anyone can merit for himself restoration after a lapse.8. Whether anyone can merit for himself an increase of grace, or of charity.9. Whether anyone can merit for himself perseverance to the end.10. Whether temporal goods can be merited.