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To: rbosque

Can’t help if you disagree. Ephesians 2:8,9 couldn’t be more clear. For Christians, works are for reward. Not for salvation. For non-Christians, they will indeed be judged by their works. And condemned.

38 posted on 03/23/2010 8:35:25 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Blogger

Christ clearly condemned the goats for not doing works.

Ephesians talked about the Jewish law. Jesus and the Apostles have told us not just to rely on faith.

“Work as a preacher of the Gospel, fulfill your ministry.” 2Tim 4:5

“Work for upbuilding and not for destruction.” 2Cor 13:10

“Work from the heart as for the Lord, and not for men.” Col 3:23

“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” Phil 2:12. See also 1Cor 9:24-27.

“For His workmanship we are, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which GOD has made ready beforehand that we may walk in them.” Eph 2:10

“And if you invoke as Father him who without respect of persons judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves with fear in the time of your sojourning.” 1Pet 1:17

“There are just men and wise men, and their works are in the hand of GOD.” Eccl 9:1

“...who will render to every man according to his works.” Rom 2:6

“But their end will be according to their works.” 2Cor 11:15

“For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.” Rom 2:13

“For GOD shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Eccl 12:14

I respect your beliefs as well, but Scripture also tells me to do God’s work on earth too.

40 posted on 03/23/2010 8:42:12 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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