Steve2119 Wrote:
Jun 08, 2013 9:38 PM
Richarddg: I think the issue here is that you don't understand that salvation by faith alone. This means that we are adopted into the family of God by Faith alone. That adoption using the instrument of faith alone includes forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Titus 2:11-14 states that those who have received God's grace will have good works following their faith. This faith then is a real faith which produces good works just like a live fruit tree produces fruit. If it doesn't then it doesn't have life and by definition not a fruit tree...just a piece of wood. We can't confuse that distnction otherwise we get into a false Gospel and false way of following Christ as Paul states in the book of Galatians..." You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? (Gal 3:1-3 NIVO)" Amen