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Faith, Works, and Setting Aside My Concerns

Yesterday at a home school co-op class my 13-year-old daughter, Leilani, overheard some kids talking about faith and works. They were telling someone that there was no way to do enough works to go to heaven. Going to heaven, they … Continue reading

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Mortal and Venial Sins?

Roman Catholicism distinguishes between mortal sins, which lead to hell, and venial sins, which lead to “temporal punishment.” Is this distinction scriptural? Note: This post is the result of thinking about a recent discussion with “Jon.” He mentioned once that … Continue reading

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Zealous for Good Works

You won’t be able to tell right away, but this is a followup to yesterday’s post about Ephesians and what we should be doing as churches. The title of this post comes from Titus 2:13-14 where we are told that … 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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Daily Passage on Works: Days 44-50

Days 44-50: I’m trying to this a week at at time now rather than every day. 1 Thessalonians 3:5 We told you earlier that you would suffer troubles, just as it came to pass, as you know. For this reason, … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Days 37-43

I’m playing catch-up again. As I said last time, I don’t mind. I need to provide 8 passages today, but I think what I will do is just 7, then catch up again in a few days. I want to … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Days 32-36

I got behind again. I’m going to do that more. I will probably do this once per week and list seven verses rather than one per day. To catch up, we are doing five passages today. There are actually six … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Philippians 3:8-20

Day 31: Philippians 3:8-20: I count everything a loss for the superior purpose of the knowledge of King Jesus my Lord. For him I have suffered the loss of everything, and I count all of it refuse so that I … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Luke 9:23 & Luke 14:26-33

I’m going to add a disclaimer today. I also am going to do two passages because I missed yesterday. Day 29: Luke 9:23-24: [Jesus] said to them all, “If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself, take … Continue reading

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