posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 04:57 PM
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Christ does not make us work for our debt. We only need to accept it as true.
I don't usually disagree with you brother... but
Are we to sit ideally by and just rely on believing?
DO we hide our light under a bushel or let it shine before others?
This idea of just accepting belief... faith alone... Just wreaks of Paul...
Reward is for those who work. Salvation is for those who believe. Faith brings good works or the faith is dead. This is not a paradox. A
regenerated life will not sit in idle mode. A changed life has no choice but to give to others, otherwise the name is taken in vain. Taking the name
of Christ is taking the character, which is reflected in those who have truly believed.
Faith is God's work in preparing us to come to Christ. Apart from the faith, there can be no preparation to come to the one giving the gift.
65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.[d] 24 But Jesus would
not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
This is where your misconception of Paul comes in. Paul was speaking to those who had believed. They had entrusted themselves to Christ, but what
does the verse above state? Again, the next piece of this is to then be baptized (Reborn again into the waters of life) under new management. Once a
person is regenerated again to life from baptism, the next life lived is one of repentance. Paul's words can only be linked correctly to those of
Christ when we realize what Paul was saying in relation to the real meaning of baptism. Before salvation comes, we STILL have 1000 years left from
this day and age. The temple will only raise at the end of three days.
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