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Obedience and Salvation: A Question for Evangelicals

“Though he was a Son, yet he learned obedience through the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, [Jesus] became the author of eternal salvation to those who obey him” (Heb. 5:8-9). “We [apostles] are his witnesses of these … Continue reading

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Monkery Business: Martin Luther Faith vs. Works Debate

Anyone want to help me think this through? I have friends so hostile to Martin Luther it might be impossible. I have read a lot about Martin Luther, but I’ve only read a little by Martin Luther. Almost everything I’ve … Continue reading

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He Who Fears God and Labors at Righteousness

Do you ever wake up in the night with scary revelations from God? I do. Not real often, but it has happened several times over the last three decades. At the start, I hated it. I would wake up with … Continue reading

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Will Christians Be Judged by Their Works

“The claim is that Revelation has a series of Judgments, and the one who has faith in Christ avoids the judgment based on works.” A friend wrote this to me. Here is my brief answer. I say brief because I … Continue reading

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Verses Working Together: Salvation Apart from Works

We spent a couple posts looking at warning verses and comparing them with assurance verses. Let’s do the same with the issue of faith and works, which is closely related. For by grace you are saved, and that not of … Continue reading

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Verses Working Together: Eternal Security, Part II

Yesterday we looked at four verses used to teach eternal security. We compared them with Ephesians 5:5-6, which says … Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person, that is, an idolater, has any inheritance in … Continue reading

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Verses Working Together: Eternal Security

Yesterday I provided two lists of verses (link opens in new window or tab for reference), both of which could have been considerably lengthened. One set was meant to prove eternal security, that a person once saved is guaranteed an … Continue reading

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Verses Versus Verses: Eternal Security

We’ve been talking about eternal security the last two weeks in our “Life Group.” They have been very gracious with my dissent, and my dissent has not been very strong because this group does not deny the necessity for works … Continue reading

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Far-Fetched Interpretations

In researching how much the Reformers relied on or referenced the early church fathers, I ran across this article on The Old Jamestown Church blog. That particular post defends the Reformation view of salvation by faith alone with citations from … Continue reading

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Outing Martin Luther

The outing of Marting Luther is long overdue. Why I have not thought to out him long ago is a mystery to me, but I thought of it today, and I feel I must follow through. Martin Luther did not … Continue reading

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