Excellent post by Jeff Weddell–please read and comment
Everyone and their mother says we are justified by faith alone. If you step out of line with this, you will get whacked.
I have gotten whacked over this many times. I’ve lost count of the number of people who have left my church over this issue. It’s a large number, much larger than the number who currently attend my church.
My life would be easier and my church would be larger if I told people they were justified by faith alone. That good works are optional at best. That sin isn’t that bad because God only sees Christ in you, not what you do.
People like that message and I can see why. I’d like that message too!
I’ve gotten lots of blowback on this issue. I’ve questioned my take on the issue each time someone argued against it.
As far as I can tell, the main thing that…
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