But to him who does not work, but believes on him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Rom. 4:5 ).
I see it says his faith
I'm gonna assume we believe things were good between God and Adam /Eve…"
You previously used that verse, and a direct answer was given to you
Thought I might get a different answer.
When you say
"Hearing" does nothing.
And then say
The work is 100% of God, Who chooses --or does not choose--…"
2 Peter 3:9 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
Romans 5:18 18 Therefore as by…"
If I apply your reasoning to this :1 Timothy 3-4
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Then all men should be saved.Right?Otherwise what…"
What I gathered from reading this : That means that Norm's endurance in the faith is not of Norm or of Norm's human "choices" or of Norm's righteous works. It is of God who changed your heart to believe…"
Thanks for the reply.
Well no I don't, you are correct. I believe that this authority was only given to the original Apostles and to those whom they appointed to carry out various functions by the laying on of hands during the time of…"
Yes your conclusion is correct. The Apostles were given that authority by the Messiah himself.
There is unfortunately much error in the whole of Christianity and much in the way of misunderstanding. And no, there's no magic in the…"
"Think that was a bad example,sorry
Act 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy…"
"I don't think those words "in the name of the Lord Jesus" are actually in the original text of Acts 9. Probably another example of Translators Licence?
But to speak in the name of someone means to speak on behalf of them with their…"
What does in the name of mean? Here's one example Acts 9:29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him. Thanks,Freddy See More
" But the biblical tradition as it stands moves beyond such popular mythological conceptions to a vision of a Creator, a sovereign God who is in sole control of the world, and does not share that with anything or anyone.