This is a post by Jeff Weddell which I am re-blogging. The truth is not being taught to churchgoers it seems. If it was, countless churchy places or clubs would be mostly empty. Where are all the disciple makers, the harvesters? the Spirit led labourers?
This Justification By Faith issue has caused lots of problems over the years. Many arguments have ensued on the issue.
I have personally had this conversation with many people and I’ve heard all the arguments.
With all due respect, the basic argument behind people supporting justification by faith alone is that they don’t want to do anything.
Most of them will bring up the impossibility of doing commands and the general burdensome, guilt-ridden nature of being told you have to do stuff.
Many have the idea that grace means no strings attached, no change needed, and certainly no good works.
Salvation is a gift of God’s grace. We receive it by faith. You cannot earn salvation. You do not merit salvation.
This does not mean that there is nothing you do to get it though.
The only people truly consistent on this issue are Calvinists. They will flat out tell…
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