posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:32 AM
originally posted by: johndeere2020
originally posted by: Nochzwei
Its Grace alone and not works, lest a man should boast.
quit spouting catholic stuff here
a reply to: colbe
It takes more work to sin, less work to not sin. That is why Jesus said "my yoke is light and easy"
I think what Paul meant is doing extra good works like becoming a philantrophist or preaching 12 hours a day in the streets.
Yes, doing those things is not required for salvation nor earns us bigger rewards in Heaven.
However, we should become blameless - not cause others to sin which could mean "laying low" or keeping a low profile.
See why the divine awakening is going to take place? I do not know why but the "Faith Alone" heresy that came
from Martin Luther is one of the hardest for non-Catholic Christians to let go of...
"Paul?" Far better, Our Lord says it...to "do" something takes an action...a "work." God does not care for false works of show. God never
meant ALL works.
Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that DOTH the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven.