1. Standard memberFetchmyjunk
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    04 Jan '17 05:47
    Even though we are saved by grace through faith and not by works. True faith goes hand in hand with obedience to God. True faith will be visible in our deeds.
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    04 Jan '17 11:03
    Originally posted by Fetchmyjunk
    Even though we are saved by grace through faith and not by works. True faith goes hand in hand with obedience to God. True faith will be visible in our deeds.
    Do all Christians who are saved by grace have this 'True Faith'?
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    04 Jan '17 12:28
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Do all Christians who are saved by grace have this 'True Faith'?
    What other kind is there which saves?
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    04 Jan '17 12:51
    Originally posted by divegeester
    What other kind is there which saves?
    In had already mentioned to you of the two kinds but you ignored it. Here we go again. Paul identified two kinds of Christians saints, all saved by grace through faith :
    - those who will enter the Kingdom of God who live righteously
    - those who will not.enter the Kingdom of God because of their unrighteous living

    This is preached by Paul to all of the churches. The essence of the teachings of Paul is as follows:
    - how is it that Gentiles now have an opportunity for eternal life through Christ
    - what is 'saved by grace through faith' - a gift of God and not because of works
    - the life of righteousness which is NECESSARY for eternal life in the Kingdom of God.

    The book of Ephesians provides an example of these teachings, but the same teachings can be seen in all of Paul's letters. I will copy and paste a reply to Josephw here, about Pauls letter to Ephesians, from the thread 'Light v Darkness', because he also thinks that all who are saved by grace will get eternal life. Here it is:

    Josephw said: Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. By grace through faith plus nothing = eternal life.

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    My Reply : Yes, but again thats like about 5% of the teachings of the Apostles, and you will find absolutely nowhere that Christ said anything similar. So your doctrine is incomplete at best

    In Ephesians Paul addresses the brethren there as Christian saints telling them that they are saved by grace, {Eph 2], and then later in Eph 5 he tells the very same saints that much more is needed to enter the Kingdom of God... so right there we can see that your 'plus nothing' comment is wrong. Here is what Paul says that needs to be done IN ADDITION TO BEING SAVED BY GRACE...

    Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (Ephesians 5:1-5 KJV)

    The mistake made by your church doctrine is that they equate:
    'saved by grace' with 'eternal life'.
    These two things have different meanings as is obvious if you were to read the whole of Ephesians, in fact any of the writings of Paul. He tells all the churches that they are saved by grace through faith. But then also tells then that they will not enter the Kingdom of God or get eternal life unless they also live righteously and do good works.

    So in the case of the Ephesian brethren - Paul addressed all of them as Christian saints, and all were saved by grace but not all will have inheritance in the kingdom of God. Only those who live righteously, do good works, avoid sin etc .. in other words it is only those who follow the commandments of Christ will enter the Kingdom of God.

    There is therefore NO DIFFERENCE between the teachings of Christ [which you seem to think does not apply] and the teachings of the Apostles."
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    04 Jan '17 13:29
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    In had already mentioned to you of the two kinds but you ignored it.
    There is only one faith which saves.
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    04 Jan '17 14:58
    Originally posted by divegeester
    There is only one faith which saves.
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    05 Jan '17 04:04
    Originally posted by Fetchmyjunk
    Even though we are saved by grace through faith and not by works. True faith goes hand in hand with obedience to God. True faith will be visible in our deeds.
    What? Like starting another rubbish thread?
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    05 Jan '17 06:481 edit
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    What? Like starting another rubbish thread?
    If you have anything worthwhile to add I would appreciate your thoughts. For starters why do you think it's rubbish?
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    05 Jan '17 07:00
    Originally posted by Rajk999
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    Ephesians 4:5 btw.
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    05 Jan '17 07:23
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    In had already mentioned to you of the two kinds but you ignored it. Here we go again. Paul identified two kinds of Christians saints, all saved by grace through faith :
    - those who will enter the Kingdom of God who live righteously
    - those who will not.enter the Kingdom of God because of their unrighteous living

    This is preached by Paul to all of t ...[text shortened]... s of Christ [which you seem to think does not apply] and the teachings of the Apostles."[/quote]
    You are just assuming that Paul is saying that those not living righteously are saved. He never specifically says those exact words.
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    05 Jan '17 09:09
    Originally posted by Fetchmyjunk
    Even though we are saved by grace through faith and not by works. True faith goes hand in hand with obedience to God. True faith will be visible in our deeds.
    If you are saved by faith your works will follow, its no different than seeing an honest man
    the fruit of his life will be a reflection of his honestly. The difference between a man saved
    by grace and one working for it, one is attempting to earn it will stand before God with his
    attempt of being good enough. The one saved by grace knows he will never be good
    enough and trusts in Jesus for God's grace, not his own works least he thinks he can
    boast about it.
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    05 Jan '17 09:121 edit
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    If you are saved by faith your works will follow, its no different than seeing an honest man
    the fruit of his life will be a reflection of his honestly. The difference between a man saved
    by grace and one working for it, one is attempting to earn it will stand before God with his
    attempt of being good enough. The one saved by grace knows he will never be ...[text shortened]... h and trusts in Jesus for God's grace, not his own works least he thinks he can
    boast about it.
    Hence the teaching that those who have rejected the faith can still be saved by works is unbiblical.
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    05 Jan '17 11:35
    Originally posted by Fetchmyjunk
    Hence the teaching that those who have rejected the faith can still be saved by works is unbiblical.
    And what's more is that it is unbiblical that anyone is or was ever saved by works. Faith has always been the issue. Before Jesus' death on the cross faith was expressed by obedience to the law, but now faith's object is in the finished work of the cross.

    In this dispensation of the grace of God we are no longer under the law, but under grace for salvation.

    Works follow after. Doing works cannot save. Doing good works and not being involved in grossly immoral living is the outworking of grace in our lives when we walk by faith and not in the flesh.
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    05 Jan '17 11:39
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    If you are saved by faith your works will follow, its no different than seeing an honest man
    the fruit of his life will be a reflection of his honestly. The difference between a man saved
    by grace and one working for it, one is attempting to earn it will stand before God with his
    attempt of being good enough. The one saved by grace knows he will never be ...[text shortened]... h and trusts in Jesus for God's grace, not his own works least he thinks he can
    boast about it.
    Exactly. Grace living is walking after the spirit and not after the flesh. Good works are the consequence of grace.

    The law only condemns.
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    05 Jan '17 12:231 edit
    Originally posted by josephw
    Exactly. Grace living is walking after the spirit and not after the flesh. Good works are the consequence of grace.

    The law only condemns.
    You have failed to properly understand the teachings of Paul. However that is not a fatal flaw. There are people who despite their lack of ability to read and understand still have the works of the law written in their hearts and their conscience guides them to live righteously.

    Jesus Christ and his teachings is in every human being but some people gravitate to darkness and are afraid of the Light because the Light will condemn them for their evil works.

    Everything is worthless and the only thing that matters is ... the keeping of the commandments of God. (1 Corinthians 7:19 KJV)

    Yet all you can do is to condemn the law and doctrine of Christ.
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