posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 06:50 PM
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by EnochWasRight
What was the question?
How do you (if you are Protestant) think of 'sola fide' as it speaks to 'good works'?
I was brought up to believe that good works are just the right thing to do. Someone asserted that Protestants "think" faith alone is adequate and
no good works are necessary. Others think that 'works' are something that naturally extend themselves when one has received "grace".
It seems to me that there is a question regarding whether it's enough to just say "I believe, okay fine", or whether behaving in a way that Jesus
would have behaved is also important/required/expected...or not.....or irrelevant (invalid) altogether.
What do you believe?
Good works are a byproduct of faith.
Said person can say he/she believes, but does said person's heart actually believe it? Cause if you did believe, actions of old would definitely make
you think twice.
The question is, what is faith? How do we define faith? Faith in what?
Why do we call it faith if it is limited to just believing? What if we know? What is it called then?