6 Nov 2011
Not By Works - Work Out Your SalvationSubmitted by Stephen Winters
Works of righteousness
For it is by grace
Work out your salvation
We become what we to. For example, a man becomes a thief by stealing. A man becomes a carpenter by building stuff with lumber.
It works the same way in the things of the spirit. We become righteous people by doing righteous (right actions) deeds.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
"Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose." Philippians 2:12-13
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