John Ritenbaugh clarifies that, in terms of salvation, grace and works are mutually exclusive (Ephesians 2:8-10), but good works are the result (or the fruits) of God's creative efforts. Grace frees one; works prove that one has been freed. Grace (or the g. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging the existence of the paranormal, asks, "What is it about magic that captivates so many people?" The Bible is replete with examples of demonic influences involving magic and sorcery. America's most famous theme pa. . .
Paul's writings, because of their complexity, are frequently twisted to say that he was anti-law. By denigrating God's law, the unconverted set their own standards.
Grace implies empowerment for growth. It is the single most important aspect of our salvation, and His giving of it is completely unmerited on our part.
Contrary to Protestant understanding, our works emphatically do count - showing or demonstrating (not just telling) that we will be obedient.
Many believe that salvation is assured and works only relate to reward. However, God did not reward the unprofitable servant with eternal life but exclusion.
Misguided theologians have tried to create a false dichotomy between grace and works. We do works of obedience to build character, not to earn salvation.
John Ritenbaugh demonstrates that both the popular 'eternal security doctrine' and the 'no works doctrine' held by many mainstream Protestant organizations are destroyed by the remarkable example of Noah, who, by the generous grace of God, performed extrao. . .
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that God begins His spiritual creation by grace because the wages of sin is death, and all called-out ones would be forever in His debt. Consequently, God's called-out ones will exercise humility and faith in yielding to God. Fai. . .
The sanctification process requires us to cooperate with God in order to produce Christian works and character, preparing us for the Kingdom of God.
The only possibility of attaining peace is a relationship with God—peace with God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which must continually be refined.
Kim Myers, acknowledging that we are celebrating an event yet to happen in the future, suggests that we need to have intense faith to move from point A (the present) to point B (the Millennium).Faith is a trust in things we cannot see, the same kind of fai. . .
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