Action brings us to salvation.
I disagree. Belief brings us to salvation. Salvation brings us to action. There is a difference.
We don't need to keep going round and round on this. A part of this discussion is what I think they call Hermeneutics (?). The biggest thing we both agree on is action for Christ is important. If both you and I are feeding the hungry, sheltering the poor, taking care of our families, loving our neighbor as ourselves, etc., then we both are doing the actions Christ wants of us.
Because you think that your actions brings you salvation or secures your salvation or whether I believe that my actions only reveal my salvation, the most important thing is that we are both living Christ for a lost world.
I agree with you.
Perhaps what you call salvation is what we call being baptized a child of God. We become His. At some point there must be a true, conscious, and reasoned conversion. We call that Confirmation. Good deeds are a manifestation of that faith conversion. We are born again as adult believers in Christ— with all the responsibilities that entails.
Let’s not forget that some people were named righteous by Christ because of what they did (like the good Samaritan) despite their beliefs or status. Actions seemed to matter to Him very much.
posted on 03/18/2010 6:52:53 PM PDT
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