• John Hicks

Good works do have direct value in regards to eternal salvation!

Jesus said: Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, [29] And shall come forth; 👉 THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD 👈, 👉 unto the resurrection of life 👈; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:28-29 Paul confirmed: Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; [10] 👉 But glory, honour, and peace 👈, to 👉 EVERY MAN THAT WORKETH GOOD👈, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: [11] For there is no respect of persons with God. Romans 2:9-11 It is by God's grace and our faith that we are saved (Ephesians 2:8). We were originally created for good works to bring glory to God (Matthew 5:16) and thus once born again (John 3:3 and 7) we will, by God's original determination, walk in those good works for which we were created to walk in by God's design in the first place (Ephesians 2:10). Modern doctrines would have us believe otherwise. They focus 100% on the grace but they leave out the fact that it is only through a functional living and working faith (Ephesians 2:10, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Philippians 2:12, James 2:17 and 26) that we come through to God's grace and continue on in God's grace to the end (Matthew 10:22 and Hebrews 3:6). 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 GOID WORKS 👈, which 👉God hath before ordained👈 that 👉WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM👈. Ephesians 2:8-10 Both Paul and James confirmed the functionality of a living and working faith: 👉For we walk by faith, not by sight👈 2 Corinthians 5:7 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, 👉work out your own salvation with fear and trembling👈. Philippians 2:12 Even so 👉 faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone👈 ...For as the body without the spirit is dead, so 👉FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD👈 also. James 2:17 and 26 LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY 👉 SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS, AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN👈. Matthew 5:16 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. [7] Marvel not that I said unto thee, 👉YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN👈. John 3:3,7 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but 👉HE THAT ENDURETH TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED👈. Matthew 10:22 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we 👉HOLD FAST👈 the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope 👉FIRM UNTO THE END👈. Hebrews 3:6 To the naysayers who will look for the smallest loophole with hopes to discredit this, Ephesians 9 was not overlooked... Salvation from past sins was made available only through Jesus' blood (Romans 3:25). It is not by our works can we be saved. Salvation is a gift through Jesus Christ alone but this gift has to accepted and walked forward in faith. This faith must be a functional living and working faith or else it is dead and hellbound. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: [25] Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; [26] To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Romans 3:24-26 In conclusion, faith (1) and works (1) and obedience (1) is salvation (1) in the end...that (1 AND 1 is 1) is known as boolean logic which comes from the mind of God! (see explanation of this logic further below). And being made perfect, HE BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT OBEY HIM; Hebrews 5:9 More on the logic: 1 is truth and "and" is the conjunction of the truths. If all truth is presented then the conclusion is always true. Modern doctrines slip in false claims that renders their conclusions false or dead. How it works: 1 (true) AND 1 (true) AND 1 (true) is 1 (True or Life) and thus: 1 (true) AND 1 (true) AND 0 (false) is 0 (False or death) Imagine that the values are physical gates. 1 means a gate is open and you can walk through. Then 0 is a gate us closed and which cannot be walked through. If any claim is false then one cannot walk through that gate. Then walking forward to the end would not be possible. One who clings to false claims is thus at an eternal dead end unless he repents and turns to the truth. When that happens then it is God who then opens the gate! The question we all need to ask ourselves in this matter is, "what false claims am I clinging to?" 

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