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To: Driabrin
In particular, he should more forcefully address their sola fide and sola scriptura doctrines. If he presented concrete scriptural evidence for the necessity of good works

Unfortunately, Scripture doesn't agree with him on those subjects, so he wouldn't be able to use them. As far as good works go, they show faith, they don't accrue salvatory credits or merit, that has already happened through Christ.

17 posted on 09/21/2013 10:49:34 AM PDT by xone
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To: xone

> Unfortunately, Scripture doesn’t agree with him on those subjects,

I beg to differ. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_works for a list of references.

> As far as good works go, they show faith, they don’t accrue salvatory credits

It may be argued that while good works do not “accrue salvatory credits”, they are a necessary consequence of divine grace. Not doing good works can thus be viewed as evidence of insalvancy.


25 posted on 09/21/2013 2:58:25 PM PDT by Driabrin
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