Saturday, February 5, 2011

Some thoughts from Art Mathias’ Book, The Continuing Works of Christ:

We are eternally secure in Christ, but only if we have a vital relationship with him.  Nowhere does it teach that we are secure regardless of how unfaithful, unbelieving and disobedient we are.

There are two Gospels being preached today:
Ø  Salvation by Grace through Faith
o   Faith is manifest in obedience… belief=> obedience.
o   Gospel of self-sacrifice, self-denial, changed behavior and obedience.
o   Run the risk of being labeled a legalist.
Ø  Salvation through Grace alone
o   Gospel that ignores the need to be a New Creation and downplays the responsibility of humankind.
o   Bible always talking about people making choices

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