By the Power of The Holy Spirit: Responding in Faith through Works – Part 7

  The only way to change the Church is by changing the Believers.   The only way to change the Believers is …   … By the Power of the Holy Spirit.   As I was researching the topic of the Holy Spirit, I didn’t seem to be being led to the abundance of material […]

Can There be Life-Changing Faith Without Visible Works? – 6

  If it were against the law to be a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Judging by the way you act; would anyone know you were a Christian? Is your “Faith” of any real use to anyone?   This is the question James posed: 15 If a brother or sister is […]

The Response to Salvation: Faith AND Works – 5

  The Response to Salvation:   So, is it Works without Faith? Or, is it Faith without Works?   Could it be …   Faith AND Works?     What is to be the Christian Response to Salvation? Faith AND Works?   Yes, our salvation is by grace, through Faith. But there’s more … 22But […]

Can Paul and James be reconciled on Faith and Works? – 4

  Now, “back at the ranch,” the saga continues:   Faith or Works? Faith and Works? Faith alone? Faith and Works and More? No Faith, merely intellectual assent?   My head is about to explode! Is there a way out of this conundrum!?   Can Paul and James be reconciled?   Paul’s View about Faith […]

What Does the Church Teach About Faith and Works? – 3

  Let’s recap the apparently contradicting two views on Faith and Works: Paul and James   Paul’s View: We are not saved by works. 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.                                                   Romans 3:28 NAS   James’ View: Faith must be shown by works.  17 Even […]

2 What Does the Bible Say About Faith and Works?

  If you hav’ta, got’a, need’a know, where do you go?   To the beginning. To the source. To the root.   To the Word. To the Bible.   What Does the Bible Say About Faith and Works?   An apparent contradiction between the need for Faith vs Works appeared at the very beginning of […]

By Faith or by Works? That is the Question

  To paraphrase Hamlet, let me posit:   By Faith or by Works? That is the Question.   Whether ’tis nobler in the minds of men (and women) to believe unto salvation with no further effort toward any evidence of a changed heart to be perceived; Or to take action in the service of a saving […]