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We are not justified by the Law, as in the old written law of the Book of Moses.
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
As opposed to the male body part being what saves us by being circumcised.
9 If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
God makes the ungodly "right" by making them godly. God does not take bad people and just leave them that way, and then say that they are good. "Their faith" is doing God's will outside of what is written in old, dusty laws in books.
5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.
Jesus didn't give up because people didn't listen to him. If not for me then explain it for others who may be reading this thread. What did Paul mean by saying love is greater than faith?
The contradiction is as clear as day, you're doing some impressive mental gymnastics to ignore it. Your heart is hard, you are not open to love, only faith.
originally posted by: Utnapisjtim
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
It looks to me that in order for a Christian to believe God is involved in something, it HAS to be bloody impossible. Miracles can't be anything other than God intervening. Alternately one could suspect ignorance would be much more involved. In 131 302 BC fire was a miracle. They worshipped it like a god. Since our brains are still the same as they were back then I don't find it strange that reports of someone walking across a lake would likely make people come to the conclusion that some impossible God with wings carrying the guy over, or beaming him over from his throne in the sky covered in clouds and lightning. I've walked across tons of lakes in my life. Does that mean God made it possible? Well in a way God is the one to thank for the dynamics of water and it's different states and ironic stuff like how frozen water floats on top of running water. If you believe in God that is....