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Did you know that even though you accept Christ as your Savior, that you must do much more to be truely saved?

ILuv2worshipU 2012/08/07 19:31:02
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You must establish a personal relationship with the Lord through prayer, and let the Lord work through you by being rightous all the time. Do everything in your life as if it was for Christ personally. Do the Lords work and follow his every commandment.
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  • MandaLynne 2012/08/13 14:54:08
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    MandaLynne
    No - you only have to accept Christ as you Savior to be saved. However, that salvation will bring good works.

    James 2:14-26 is sometimes taken out of context in an attempt to create a works-based system of righteousness, but that is contrary to many other Scriptures. James is not saying that our works make us righteous before God, but instead he is making it clear that real saving faith is demonstrated by good works. Works are not the cause of salvation; works are the evidence of salvation. The person who claims to be a Christian but lives in willful disobedience to Christ with a life that shows no works has a false or dead faith and is not saved. James is clearly making a contrast between two different types of faith—truth faith that saves and false faith that is dead.

    The error in regards to the relationship between works and faith is to make works part of what justifies us before God. The mixture of works and faith together creates a works-based system of righteousness which is totally contrary to what Scripture teaches. There is no conflict between Romans 4:5, “But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness” and what James wrote when he said “faith without works is dead.” Works come from true faith ...





    No - you only have to accept Christ as you Savior to be saved. However, that salvation will bring good works.

    James 2:14-26 is sometimes taken out of context in an attempt to create a works-based system of righteousness, but that is contrary to many other Scriptures. James is not saying that our works make us righteous before God, but instead he is making it clear that real saving faith is demonstrated by good works. Works are not the cause of salvation; works are the evidence of salvation. The person who claims to be a Christian but lives in willful disobedience to Christ with a life that shows no works has a false or dead faith and is not saved. James is clearly making a contrast between two different types of faith—truth faith that saves and false faith that is dead.

    The error in regards to the relationship between works and faith is to make works part of what justifies us before God. The mixture of works and faith together creates a works-based system of righteousness which is totally contrary to what Scripture teaches. There is no conflict between Romans 4:5, “But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness” and what James wrote when he said “faith without works is dead.” Works come from true faith and a heart that has been justified by God by faith alone. The works that follow salvation do not make us righteous before God; they simply flow from a heart that has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit as naturally as water flows downhill.

    Faith without works is dead because it reveals a heart that has not been transformed by God. When we have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and experienced the “washing and regeneration of the Holy Spirit,” our lives will demonstrate that by the way we live and our works of obedience to God. It will be evident by the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) in our lives and a desire to obey God and live a life that glorifies Him. Christians belong to Christ and as His sheep they hear His voice and follow Him (John 10:26-30).

    True saving faith is always manifested by good works and a life that desires to live in obedience to God. Ephesians 2:8-10 makes it very clear that works do not save us but that we are saved “for good works which God prepared beforehand that we would walk in them.” When we are truly born again you will have hearts that are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit where God’s law is written so that we might walk in His statutes and judgments. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

    Faith without works is dead because it comes from a heart that has not been regenerated by God. It is an empty profession of faith from someone to whom Christ will say, “I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.”
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  • ILuv2wo... MandaLynne 2012/08/13 14:59:49
    ILuv2worshipU
    So all you have to do is with your heart accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and you are saved, then you can just live your life how you want to and still be saved? That doesn't sound logical.
  • MandaLynne ILuv2wo... 2012/08/13 15:10:52 (edited)
    MandaLynne
    Did you even read what I wrote? "The person who claims to be a Christian but lives in willful disobedience to Christ with a life that shows no works has a false or dead faith and is not saved. True saving faith is always manifested by good works and a life that desires to live in obedience to God. The works that follow salvation do not make us righteous before God; they simply flow from a heart that has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit as naturally as water flows downhill. "

    If you accept Christ as your Savior, you are transformed and want to live a life according to His Word. If you are living as you want and reveling in sin, you have not truly accepted Christ.

    Everyone sins, but those who are saved do their utmost not to sin. Those who are saved will do good works because that is what Christ wants us to do.

    Works are not a requirement for salvation, they are a product of salvation.
  • MandaLynne ILuv2wo... 2012/08/13 15:15:24
    MandaLynne
    Or in other words

    You do not have to do much more to be truly saved, you do much more because you are truly saved.
  • ILuv2wo... MandaLynne 2012/08/13 16:18:08 (edited)
    ILuv2worshipU
    +1
    Sorry I misread or understood something, but yes you must do much more becuse you are saved, but some on here believe other wise.
  • Super ludum 2012/08/08 08:01:51
  • Scout 2012/08/08 04:36:39
    Undecided
    Scout
    +1
    You have described what the Lord will do through us. We can do nothing except by the indwelling of the Spirit. God bless.
  • Super l... Scout 2012/08/08 08:06:18
  • AbadPerez 2012/08/07 21:50:04
    Undecided
    AbadPerez
    +1
    If you believe that Jesus Christ is your Lord and you confess Him as your Savior you will be save.
  • Peggy 2012/08/07 20:36:25
    Undecided
    Peggy
    +2
    Accepting Jesus is accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior! So while you receive salvation as a gift from God through the death and resurrection of Christ it also means you make him Lord of your life and that you follow after his will for your life.

    That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Rom 10:9
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/08/07 20:32:32
    I am a non believer
    Lady Whitewolf
    Pagan here. NOT EVERYONE is christian.
  • doc moto 2012/08/07 20:29:40
    Undecided
    doc moto
    +1
    Either saved or not; how do we know we are saved, eh? And then you answer and someone says you are wrong, what then? Best to check with God's Word and stop adding or taking away from His Word... Salvation or to be Saved is a gift from God; like the thief on the cross, how was it, Jesus Christ saw and heard his heart speak and so He answered and saved him! The other, well, then you know what you must do, be the good thief then and listen to this video, plain and simple is God's Word... If you do not understand, ask of God and ask for understanding, it will come to you in due time!

    This fellow is making a few statement to help some out; sounds good, good to get out and share Jesus Christ with others!
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/07 20:04:02
    No, I didn't know that, but I do now.
    jackolantyrn356
    +2
    Belief on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved..... That is it. How much time do you suppose that the dieing thief on the cross had to work things out.????? He asked and Jesus Granted and received.

    Nothing else.....


    Anybody got more and they are like Democrats LIARS
  • ILuv2wo... jackola... 2012/08/07 20:13:07
    ILuv2worshipU
    +3
    James 2:26 "As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead."
  • AbadPerez ILuv2wo... 2012/08/07 21:54:03
    AbadPerez
    +2
    And deeds without love are nothing.
  • AbadPerez jackola... 2012/08/07 21:53:39
    AbadPerez
    +2
    I will say this, one who is save is about loving and not about hating. Christ calls all his followers to be merciful, compassionate,forgiving and generous people. I believe scripture tells us that if you follow the law and to all sorts of things in the name of Christ, but do not have love, you have nothing, not even Christ.
  • Super l... jackola... 2012/08/08 08:12:34
  • Professor Wizard 2012/08/07 19:58:35
    Yes, I knew that
    Professor Wizard
    Yes.. you must donate a minim of 10% of your income to the church of which you profess... if all church members do this, the Preacher can live a fairly comfortable life - - the larger the church, the more comfortable a life!

    If you can not afford to lose 10% of your income, then you must donate your time to your church... usually doing mundane tasks such as mowing the grass, or cleaning, or repairs - - This way the Preacher doesn't have to spend any of his income from the donations, therein making it so he/she can live even more comfortably.
  • ILuv2wo... Profess... 2012/08/07 20:06:01
    ILuv2worshipU
    +1
    The Preachers didn't make upgiving to the Lord. Proverbs 3:9-10 (KJV)
    Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

    So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

    Donating time to the Church is not a requirement from the Lord, it is a requirement of the congregation of the Church.
  • Super l... Profess... 2012/08/08 08:16:15
  • Profess... Super l... 2012/08/08 14:31:37
    Professor Wizard
    Then you haven't visited the Catholic church in my neighborhood! :-)
  • Super l... Profess... 2012/08/10 10:44:54
  • Profess... Super l... 2012/08/10 12:51:18
    Professor Wizard
    Well.. you could always donate your youngest son to the priest I guess... if you have no money!

    I know ::: that was bad ::: But I still had to say it!
  • Super l... Profess... 2012/08/12 02:50:57
  • Super l... Profess... 2012/08/12 02:57:11
  • Kyra 2012/08/07 19:45:17
    Undecided
    Kyra
    +1
    ----Not much more.... it's more simple than you obviously think....

    On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
    “What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do you read it?”
    He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
    “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” Luke10:25

    ----Once you have a relationship with God you do not need long prayers...for God knows your heart......

    And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew6:7-8

    -----The commandments are fulfilled with LOVE... so simple.... you cannot sin against someone if you love them like you love yourself....

    For whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:8-10
  • Transquesta 2012/08/07 19:38:41
    Undecided
    Transquesta
    +1
    I have no idea why some of my brethren INSIST on complicating a very simple thing, but it seems as though they must. As for myself, I'm a Christian Universalist. Why? Follow along with me a moment:

    1) God is all knowing/all powerful;

    2) God desires to save the world--so much so, in fact, that He sacrificed His Son to effect that salvation;

    3) What God wants, God gets. NO state or condition can prevail against the will of Almighty God! If His will/desire is to save *the world,* that is PRECISELY what He will do. All the technical minutia is irrelevant. Resistance (against God) is TRULY, ULTIMATELY and ABSOLUTELY futile!

    Anybody have problems with any of these statements? If not, then you, too, are a Christian Universalist. :-)
  • ILuv2wo... Transqu... 2012/08/07 19:42:34
    ILuv2worshipU
    +2
    He is the creator, who are we to deny him?
  • Transqu... ILuv2wo... 2012/08/07 19:50:26
    Transquesta
    Like I said, ultimately, we can't deny Him!

    I liken it this way. You have a kid who always acts up, talks back, etc. You send Him to his room thereby separating him from the rest of the family community until he agrees to play by your rules. Being a wise parent, you know that eventually hunger or the desire to be a part of the community will win out, and that he WILL relent whether he realizes it or not.

    Now, extend that to the parental relationship which God has with us, and consider that God has, quite literally, all the time in the Universe to wait for us to relent. We can take as long as we like; we can run as far as we like; we can resist the inevitable as much as we like, but ultimately we WILL relent. NO THING and NO PERSON can prevail against the Loving Will of Almighty God! And praise GOD this is so!

    BTW, this is also how I reconcile the two conflicting philosophies of "free will" versus predestination. Yes, from our perspective we have complete freedom of choice and can do whatever we want with the lives which God has given us. Ultimately, though, everything ever created WILL choose God.
  • Super l... Transqu... 2012/08/08 08:23:03
  • Lady Wh... ILuv2wo... 2012/08/07 20:33:13 (edited)
    Lady Whitewolf
    Does this say it? does this say it
  • Super l... Lady Wh... 2012/08/08 08:24:43 (edited)
  • Super l... ILuv2wo... 2012/08/10 10:56:58

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