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Originally posted by triune
Jesus did not come to start a religion, nor did he come to save us by an act of self sacrifice. He came to tell and show by example how we can save ourselves.
Originally posted by halfoldman
Just for interest's sake, what do the Muslims do when they sin?
The "Saved Through Faith Alone" group, I am thankful to be able to say, isn't the sole representative of Christianity. There are, as I understand it, 2 more groups:
The "Works are evidence of Faith" people
Even after this, if he commits another murder, or another act of adultery or another theft...all he has to do is accept that he is a sinner and that Jesus died for his sins. Going by the christian salvation plan, this evil man has been given the license to sin over and over again and still be granted a get-out-of-hell ticket.
Wow, we don't believe that at all. Where did you get that from? That would be evidence the person doesn't have saving faith at all. Paul unmercifully puts that false idea above to bed in Romans, and James echoes the same thing.
18But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them
. . . true saving faith . . .
Huh, so you mean to tell me that accepting Jesus died for mankinds sin is a one time thing?