Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else?
Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
What do justification and sanctification mean?
1 Peter 1:1–2
To those who are elect…according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
What do we believe by true faith?
I…appeal…to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saint
What is faith in Jesus Christ?
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?
John 3:16–18 and 36
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God…. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Maybe you’ve heard this one before, we don’t use creeds or confessions in our church we just follow Christ. Of course the rejoinder to that is which Christ? The Mormon Christ? The Christ of the Watch Tower Society? The modalist Christ of the Oneness Pentecostals? There is a need to define what we mean especially since we live in a society that defines things subjectively.
That is why for this Thursday I have a video of Mark Dever talking about “No Creed but Christ”
Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ?
For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.