Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States. It was named in 1870 during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition and was the first geyser in the park to receive a name. It is a highly predictable geothermal feature, and has erupted every 44 to 125 minutes since 2000.
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Coming in from my recent travels and observations, let me venture with you into a 'series' of posts for a Tuesday/Thursday series here in the 'quiet and solitude' of 'Sanctuary' on matters dear to my heart.
'Faith' is central to Christianity. You and I know this, right?
The New Testament repeatedly calls people to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. But, since there is a definite body of content to be believed, which is part and parcel of our religious activity, what exactly is - 'saving faith'.
Let's explore this topic together.
For the purpose of clarifying 'what we believe', let us all do some examining of exactly what it is we believe - What is - 'Saving Faith'? A Little History, First. Post 1, July 16, 2019; Post 2, July 18, 2019
For the Roman Catholic Church, faith plus works equals justification; for antinomians, faith minus works equals justification; for the Protestant Reformers, faith equals justification plus works from and by the Holy Spirit working in one who is 'regenerated' and 'converted' - 'born again'.
[John Chapter 3 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html]
In other words, works are the necessary 'fruit' of 'true faith'. The 'fruit' however does not precede 'justification' or gets God to save a person. It only comes afterward. One just does not remain - the same.
Works are not factored into God’s declaration that we are just in His sight; they are not part of the grounds for God’s decision to declare us righteous. No, we are saved by His Choice through His mercy and grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
Please understand as it is written, in Ephesians Chapter 2:1-10, to wit: audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
'1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
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.'
We shall 'slowly' continue our 'search' on our post on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Thank you in advance for returning to study with me and Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Our Mutual Teacher.
[John 14:26 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html ] Amen. Amen.
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