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Does the Old Testament Teach Salvation by Works?
This article presents the argument that the Old Testament does not teach salvation by works, but rather by faith in God. It examines key Old Testament scriptures that relate to the question of salvation, and argues that the overall message of the Old Testament emphasizes salvation as a gift from God that is received by faith, rather than something that is earned by good works.
WAITING ON GOD: The Theme of Life
It was God’s salvation we wait for, salvation which God had promised and which God Himself alone could work out.
WAITING ON GOD: The God of Our Salvation
Psalm 62:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 62 My soul waits in silence for God only; from him comes my salvation.
Does the Bible Teach Universal Salvation?
Universal Salvation, Christian Universalism, or simply Universalism) is the doctrine that all sinful persons, who are alienated from God, because of God’s great divine love and mercy, will eventually be reconciled to God.
CHRISTIAN Seekers Encouraged: The Substitute
The whole pith and marrow of the religion of Christianity lies in the doctrine of “substitution,” and I do not hesitate to affirm my conviction that a very large proportion of “Christians” are not Christians at all, for they do not understand the fundamental doctrine of the Christian creed; and, alas, there are preachers who do not preach, or even believe this cardinal truth.
CHRISTIANS Do Not Try to Save Yourself
Herein is some serious straight talk for the soul. Do not personalize the words in a condemnatory way but rather take them in as loving guidance.
THE THEOLOGY OF PAUL: Stand Firm
The Christians in Thessalonica were urged to adhere to what they had been taught. This passage can furnish no authority for holding the teachings which have come down from church leaders. No one should ever refer to themselves as a Calvinist, an Arminian, a Lutheran, a Wesleyan, and so on. You're either a Christian or you are not.
EPHESIANS 2:1-6 From Death to Life – Made Alive in Christ
God, out of the richness of his mercy and his great love, has made you alive, though you were dead in your sins. This is all due to His mercy and your faith and is not a result of any works of your own; although, any works you have are evidence of your faith.
Why Is Salvation for Christians a Journey, a Path, Not a Condition, or State of Being?
This shows that there is no such doctrine as ‘Once saved, always saved.’ After we accept Jesus as our Savior and Redeemer and dedicating our lives to God, we have only entered the path to salvation, not finished the race.