christian quotes, quotes
March 17, 2017 at 13:00
Work is a dirty word to many Christian’s. Yet, how can we be created for good works unless we are required to work? No, we don’t work in order to obtain from God but in order to obtain FOR God.
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March 17, 2017 at 13:10
Boy, you said a lot there Patrick. I fully expect somebody will have issues with this, as some deny that we are expected to do anything. I agree with you, though, as it seems self evident that we are. As you stated we were created for them.
March 17, 2017 at 13:08
Yes, Wally! Those who are attempting to merit their way to Heaven would say those who claim salvation as a gift of God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone are dabbling in easy believism, but following the Lord in obedience and charity comes only AFTER we have received Him as Savior. We must all first come to the cross of Christ as sinners, without a single plea in our hands. Many of my family and friends, brought up in institutional religiosity, have told me that they don’t need to be saved, that they’re fine, decent people, not killers or criminals.
March 17, 2017 at 13:12
Yeah, you nailed that for sure Tom. I have heard the easy believism thing tossed my way before, but it is simply a false accusation. Jesus Himself commanded us to pick up our cross, which we can’t even do until our hearts are changed.
March 17, 2017 at 14:31
I like the slogan, “Good works are necessary, but not for salvation.” A healthy tree bears fruit, but that fruit does not cause the tree to be healthy.
Of course the change God works in us can also be detected in our confession. But when the fruit does not match the confession, then the confession is just words. J.
March 17, 2017 at 15:57
“A healthy tree bears fruit, but that fruit does not cause the tree to be healthy”
That’s actually a pretty good slogan itself! Thanks J. you captured that very, very well.
March 18, 2017 at 23:59
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