posted on May, 24 2013 @ 07:54 PM
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by EnochWasRight
And the reason it is not paradise is because we do not do the works that would make it paradise.
Do you agree that if all loved each other and all did good works to one another, that this would be paradise? Or do you think works don't matter? If
so, you are only adding to the problem.
The object is not to produce paradise, but to subdue the Earth as a mechanism for growth. The verses below show what the average Christian is doing
14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly
clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for
the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19
You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from
works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active
along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted
to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the
same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body
apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
Faith and works together is life.