Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Scan that grace card...

“'Christianity' that offers peace and pardon and a home in heaven with no change in one's way of living is a false Christianity. If there is no difference in the lifestyle, the ethics, and the morality of believers, and the lifestyle, ethics, and morality of unbelievers, there has been no salvation. Jesus does not save people to enable them to go on sinning... “Faith results in righteous living. In Biblical understanding, there is no separation between faith and obedience—those who believe act accordingly; those who do not believe also act accordingly. Faith results in doing what God says; unbelief results in ignoring what God says and doing what I want to do.”—John Coblentz in The Victorious Life, page 101
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That's correct. Jesus said that by their fruit you would know them. No good fruit = no salvation. Now, remember it is the fruit of the Holy Spirit, not some manufactured "I'll try harder" stuff. It is only by the power of the indwelling Spirit that the good fruit can come forth!
</idle musing>

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