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Originally posted by Max_TO
'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'
If one was looking through the Bible for a verse having to do with salvation and included the word, alone, what you would find is this one,
Originally posted by kingofmd
Looks to me that God views breaking 1 law is the same as breaking them all. That is why we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
You do not see him now but you believe in him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully. They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when he testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and his subsequent glory. They were shown that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.
Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober, and set your hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Like obedient children, do not comply with the evil urges you used to follow in your ignorance, but, like the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in all of your conduct, for it is written, “You shall be holy, because I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
The dictionary definition for meet is,
and even now salvation is the end of faith, in like sense as Christ is the end of the law: as the law has its full accomplishment, and all its ends answered in Christ, so faith has its end, and all it looks for, desires, and wants, in salvation by Christ: and which is now "receiving"; for the saints not only shall receive, and enjoy the full possession of it hereafter, but they have it now; it is not only appointed to them, and wrought out for them, but is brought near, set before them, and applied to them, and put into the hands of faith by the Spirit of God; they have it in faith and hope, by which they are already saved; and in Christ their head and representative, in whom they are set down in heavenly places; and besides, they have the beginning, firstfruits, earnest, and pledge of it in their own hearts, as well as a right unto, and a meetness for the perfect possession of it hereafter; all which is matter of joy unspeakable, and full of glory.
What Gill is saying is that there is a perfect salvation that we know about by faith. The action of grace inside us makes us suitable recipients of the thing hoped for, in actuality.
–adjective suitable; fitting; proper.
Read the verse that comes next, and is the conclusion of his thoughts.
Originally posted by kingofmd
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast
The works James is talking about is the evidence of faith, NOT requirements for salvation. Otherwise Paul and James are contradicting each other, which would undermine the scriptures.
For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
reply to post by Max_TO
I believe the poster meant we 'can't create' as in; time, matter, energy as God can. God can break the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics with just a spoken sentence.. "Let there be..".
Of course humans can "create' this or that, but we cannot create time, matter, or energy.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Who cares about the 10 commandments when you can go to confession and have your sins wiped clean. You don't have to live by the 10 commandments then, don't you? You only have to live by one.
"Do What Thou Wilt"
Hebrews also said,
Originally posted by jonathannas0187
reply to post by Freeborn
Paul and Peter made it very clear the only way to enter into the kingdom of heaven was to be born again in the name of Jesus Christ, who will instantly and unconditionally forgive you of your sins and fill you with the holy/perfect spirit. And he will send a messenger to guide you as you do the will of god. That was in John 16:13-15
Just as the sacrifices in the old covenant were a sign of, and not the actual, doing away of sins, the sign of the new covenant, baptism, is not the actual doing away of sin inside us. Paul wrestled with sin all his life. He wished to obey the law but his flesh was at enmity against the law. He never declared victory over sin in his body but the sinlessness promised with the return of Jesus.
9:25 And he did not enter to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, 9:26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice. 9:27 And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, 9:28 so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.
Originally posted by Neo Christian Mystic
reply to post by Max_TO
Simple. Because at some stage they were not willing to sacrifice their artists. But seeing how Michelangelo got blind from torturing hours on his back painting the celeing of the Sixteenian Chapel to be a whorehouse of saints and prophets, even showing God himself WITH cloathes?!?! Like some hipocrite watcher! (Bet Michelangelo laughs in his beard on some cloud, looking how the Africans copied and scaled the building, and got artists to do the celeing WITH masks, food and pay, together with security for the rest of their lives etc. An evil boss is brought down in the end, and the Poope is one of THE most horrible ones. Like buying your sould soul back from Satan. Not that it was any better for Raphael or any of the other for that matter.... The poppeye in Rome always makes sure he gets the greater cut or share or Cæsar....