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  • Created For Good Works

    07/10/2017 9:14:54 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/10/17 | Gary
    You know that my focus lately has been on correctly preaching the Gospel of Grace. The Gospel + anything = nothing. There can be no mixture of law and grace (Romans 11:6). It's either all law or all grace and we know that no one has ever been able to keep the law except Christ (Psalm 14:3, 53:3, Isaiah 64:6-7, Romans 3:9-23, James 2:10). The law was not given to make us righteous, but to show us our desperate need for a Savior who actually can make us righteous (Romans 3:19-26, Galatians 3:24). You can summarize all of Paul's...
  • The Ultimate Gamble

    06/21/2017 9:44:06 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 5 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 6/21/2017 | Gary
    Everyone ultimately has to make a decision: will they trust themselves and their understanding or will they trust God and His. This choice isn't just for unbelievers, but for those who call themselves "Christian", as well. For very, very soon those who have placed their faith in themselves and their works and abilities will discover whether that was a wise or foolish decision. As for me, I have nothing to boast or glory in save the Cross of Christ. I'm staking everything - my life, my soul, and my future on Jesus Christ and Him alone. I'm taking the...
  • The Gospel Part 5: Reconciling Faith And Works

    05/19/2016 5:25:46 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 127 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary
    Faith vs. works.  Christians have debated this topic for two thousand years and still do.  At the heart of the debate you have two (seemingly) opposing sides: Team Faith says works are not required for salvation.  Salvation is received by grace through faith alone (John 6:28-29, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:21).  They believe that making works a requirement for salvation ignores the very message of the Gospel that Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), which the Apostle Paul calls "of first importance."  This is Christianity 101.  If Jesus died for your...
  • The Gospel Part 4: The Issue of All Issues

    08/19/2015 10:20:44 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 8-4-15 | Gary
    "A law-driver insists with threats and penalties; a preacher of grace lures and incites with divine goodness and compassion shown to us; for He wants no unwilling works and reluctant services, He wants joyful and delightful services of God." - Martin Luther, Father of the Reformation Nowadays it has become popular in the Catholic Church and among many works-righteousness proponents to label stalwart preachers of the Gospel such as Joseph Prince, Tony Evans, Paul Ellis, and even Louie Giglio as "hyper-grace", as if somehow the Bible teaches that there can be too much mercy, too much forgiveness, or too much...
  • How Amazon Works ! (Machines taking over)

    08/14/2015 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Take a tour of an Amazon fulfillment center and see how our Associates Works.
  • "But Tim, there are real Christians in the Roman Catholic Church!"

    07/07/2015 3:02:34 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 528 replies
    Baylyblog ^ | March 17, 2013 | Tim Bayly
    For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh. But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. -Galatians 6:13, 14Ideas have consequences. So does doctrine. That there are true Christians who trust the blood of Jesus Christ alone to make their garments white who worship in the Roman Catholic church is no less extraordinary for being true. They...
  • DOCTRINE OF SALVATION BY WORKS Eph 2:9

    06/15/2015 2:49:32 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 271 replies
    Bible study notes | 1993 | R. B. Thieme, Jr.
    DOCTRINE OF SALVATION BY WORKS Eph 2:8-10 (8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:(9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.(10) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Definition. Salvation by works is a false doctrine which rejects God's grace policy in the provision of eternal salvation for the human race. Salvation by works rejects the total helplessness of mankind under real spiritual death. Real spiritual death not only means...
  • The Gospel

    04/21/2015 3:14:30 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 19 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 4/21/15 | Gary R.
    It's really so very simple.  Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and rose again. Do you accept that message? I often over complicate the message to my own shame, but it is just that simple.  It amazes me how there are entire denominations (thinking RCC) that constantly refer to "the Gospel", yet when pressed they cannot even define what "the Gospel" is anymore... or if they do define it, it is some sort of faith + works complicated mess, far beyond what Paul described in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: "Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached...
  • What is the law of Christ?

    04/20/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 20 replies
    Disciple of Jesus Christ ^ | October 4, 2011 | unknown
    “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) The law of Christ misunderstood Some people read this verse out of its context, as if it suddenly fell from the sky, and they conclude that there is a new law given by God under the New Covenant, called the law of Christ, in contrast with the Law which they call “the Law of the Old Testament”. They say the Christian does not have to keep the Law of God (which they call the Law of the Old Testament), because the Christian is not under...
  • Don't Make a Savior of Your Morality

    04/11/2015 4:20:43 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 26 replies
    Monergism ^ | 11/10/2014 | john_hendryx
    To utterly despair of oneself is infinitely more difficult for a man than to invent some kind of good works.generated self-salvation project. Human beings irresistibly gravitate toward a works or karma-based system because it gives man the false hope that his redemption is within his own reach. But a salvation that is all of grace, a gift earned by Someone else, is so utterly offensive to human nature, so humbling to our pride, that only a supernatural work of grace will bring a person to yield to it. Contrary to popular and cultural concepts of God, the Bible declares that...
  • The Blessed Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit Lesson 6--Spirit Baptism

    03/07/2015 12:34:10 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 3 replies
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | Middletown Bible Church
    The Blessed Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit Lesson 6--Spirit Baptism The key passage on Spirit baptism is found in 1 Corinthians 12:13-"For by one _____________ are we all _______________ (immersed, placed) into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit." The "one body" spoken of in this verse refers to the Church."And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the __________ over all things to the ______________, which is his ___________, the fulness of him...
  • The Relationship Between Good Works and Salvation

    03/03/2015 2:55:39 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 11 replies
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | 03/03/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    The Relationship BetweenGood Works and Salvation Salvation is NOT BY WORKS (Ephesians 2:8-9) Salvation is UNTO GOOD WORKS (Ephesians 2:10) Good works are not the MEANS of salvation (Titus 3:5). Good works are the RESULT of salvation(Titus 3:8). Good works are not the CAUSE of salvation. Good works are the CONSEQUENCE of salvation. Good works are not what a person must do to be saved. "But to him that WORKETH NOT, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Rom. 4:5). Good works are what a saved person does."This is a faithful saying,...
  • Explaining the Heresy of Catholicism Grace vs> works

    03/02/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 87 replies
    Grace to You ^ | Feb 13,2013 | John MacArthur
    The New Testament is clear about the nature of saving faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law (Romans 3:28). A man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus . . . since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified (Galatians 2:16). But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing...
  • Fr Terrence Staples: Former Assembly of God - The Journey Home Program ["Works-Righteousness"]

    02/25/2015 3:54:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    EWTN ^ | 140813 | Marcus Grodi / Terrence Staples
    Fr. Terry is a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Raised in the Baptist Church, he was later very active in the Assembly of God church before finding his way home to the Catholic Church at the age of 26. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1995 he graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA, with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts. That same year he was ordained a priest for the Arlington Diocese. He is the brother of Catholic apologist Tim Staples.
  • Salvation by Faith or Works?

    02/23/2015 11:33:40 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 104 replies
    Grace to You ^ | May 11, 2010 | John MacArthur
    Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness, and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. (2:2124) As noted in the Introduction, the first phrase of verse 21 was a severe stumbling block to Martin Luther. He...
  • The religion of works-righteousness

    02/20/2015 10:39:24 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 12 replies
    Possessing the Treasure ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mike Ratliff
    “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart...
  • Salvation by grace alone through faith alone excludes works righteousness

    02/19/2015 4:20:17 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 131 replies
    Possessing the Treasure ^ | February 16, 2015 | Mike Ratliff
    7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; 9 and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘ We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 10 The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut...
  • A Tale of Two Gospels

    01/10/2015 5:58:49 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 68 replies
    The Cripplegate, New Generation of Non-Conformists ^ | MARCH 22, 2013 | Mike Riccardi, Pastor, Los Angeles Grace Community Church
    What intrigues me about the Pharisee in this passage is that he thanked God for his moral uprightness and religious devotion. He is not claiming, perhaps like the rich, young ruler did, that he had kept Gods law and thus is deserving of eternal life. He doesnt believe that hes earned his salvation by works of righteousness achieved apart from divine grace. No, he goes to thank God for the grace and charity that God had worked in him, by which he has become acceptable to God. He believes that he is justified by his faith in God as well...
  • NASAs Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel.

    11/05/2014 2:54:23 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Circus Bazaar ^ | 8/19/14 | Karim Immanuel Chemlal
    HomeScience NASAs Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel. Karim Immanuel Chemlal A working microwave thruster would radically cut the cost of satellites and space stations and extend their working life, drive a plethora of suddenly affordable deep-space missions, and take astronauts to Mars in days to weeks rather than months. In 2011 the NASA engineering directorate created the Advanced propulsion team unofficially known as the Eagleworks. This rock star team of scientists and engineers are headed by Harold Sonny White, engineer and applied physicist of NASAs propulsion team at the Johnson space centre. The goal of the Eagle...
  • Time to Employ the Other Sides' Tactics (vanity)

    12/13/2013 8:03:59 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 5 replies
    ASD | 12/13/2013 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    I believe it's time, past time, to employ some of the tactics that are spewed at Conservatives on a steady basis. Romney bought out a company and he was called a murderer, a vampire, because some woman lost her health care coverage. Don't miss my point because I chose that one example. There are a million others. Including the Cruz effort regarding ACA implementation dealy, which was attacked viciously until the moment it became instrumental to the Dem agenda and became enacted by unConstitutional exec order. I have a simple question: Does anybody believe that by, say Dec 31, 2013,...