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Unspoiled Religion

We are drawing near (at least for now) to the end of my series of posts addressing problems and difficulties with the Protestant doctrine of sola fide. Pure, unspoilt religion, in the eyes of God our Father, is this: coming

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How to see God

The letter to the Hebrews has this to say about seeing God. Seek peace with all people, and the holiness without which no one can ever see the Lord. (12:14, NJB) Without holiness no one can ever see God. This

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Hear and obey

Here is yet another occasion where the Lord’s discussion of our salvation omits any mention of the Protestant’s sola fide view: If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did

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Sola Fide will be irrelevant on Judgment Day

Hear what the Lord Jesus says will happen on that Day: Do not be surprised at this, for the hour is coming when the dead will leave their graves at the sound of his voice: those who did good will

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How to inherit eternal life

Here is an exchange between Jesus and a certain young man. And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal

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Another sola fide holiday

Here is another passage from the gospels that I honestly do not know how to fit into the Protestant sola fide model of justification: Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let

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Forgiveness and sola fide

Protestants would have us believe that we are justified — saved from hell — by the exercise of faith in Christ plus nothing else. In fact, at least some will deny that the exercise of faith constitutes a human action,

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The Sermon on the Mount and Sola Fide

The Sermon on the Mount winds up on a note that emphatically lacks the fragrance of the Protestant sola fide doctrine: Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does

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Justified by … what?

Here is what Jesus says. I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. (Matthew

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How to become a child of God

Here is what the Lord Jesus says about the way that one becomes a child of God: You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your

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Posted in Apologetics, Charity, Justification, Protestantism, Sola Fide, Suffering
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