That is because most people don't accept the scripture for reproof and correction.
Disagreeing with you does not equal harsh. Or do you think being loving always means agreeing with you? What is harsh about asking you questions and expecting an answer? like in your ape body thread?What is unloving about that?
There are different responses to doing the right thing...
Problem with the anti-faith alone people, is that they do not understand what faith really is. Its what we learn from Scripture and BELIEVE it. Its what we implement in how we walk before the Lord.No, it is not. It is entirely biblical.
Faith BEGINS at salvation. Not, ends. Its to be our new food for our newly acquired spiritual digestive system.it’s only part 1. being saved is the Change.
being saved is to be restored to Eden, the situation BEFORE the fall. When He rescues us from here, that will be the Change. The quote you gave is in That context.
Thank you Gene.
The prophets spoke of God's Kingdom on earth to come. That was why the disciples asked Jesus when he was going to set up his kingdom.Soon you will see it for yourself. It's in prophets that no one listens. Old Ishral didn't listen to Him either.
Stop selling and repeating me your idea, please.the 'to come' is now about to be... and it is now that they spoke of. Consider that.
Eden is coming back, 1000x.
Then we are not even talking about the same things. What's causing your chronic fatigue? Do you know the cause?im not selling it..being well aware it's what I understand and thats why I express it, not because someone else would agree.
i have chronic fatigue and I cant follow your rules. jeremiah is not talking about "now I am saved and there is nothing more I need to do" - while still living in this body on this earth. that much I know.
He also wants to bring up the same topic/proof-text that has been refuted 50 million times in the past.
James 2:24 doesn't deny salvation by faith alone.
It denies "justification" by faith alone.
And specifically what it is saying that just because someone CLAIMS to have faith, doesn't mean they actually do. Their subsequent works JUSTIFY their claims of having faith.
James 2:14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
First notice that this poster quotes James 2:24, but IGNORES the context of what comes prior to it, namely in verse 14. And here James is talking about someone who CLAIMS ("says") he has faith. We can't read hearts or minds, so we can't know whether his claim is actually true or not. And the rhetorical question here is "can a faith that doesn't produce works" save someone, and the answer is obviously "no". A true saving faith WILL have works, and that's why James says in v.24 that the man (and his claim to having faith) is "justified" by his works.
That doesn't meant that salvation requires those works (it doesn't).
It simply means that the works are the fruits or evidence of a saving faith.
The second theologically inept thing this poster does is to IGNORE the bulk of Scripture, which teaches that salvation IS by "faith alone" (by stating it comes by faith, and excluding any "works"):
Eph. 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Tit. 3:5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
2 Tim. 1:9 who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
Rom. 4:5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,
Rom. 11:5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.