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What is a Good Work?

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, August 20th, 2017 at 06:00 PM (198 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by Cee View Post
Once again preaching you must do good works doesn't get it done.

Heres why:

What is a good work? It is loving people.

We show our love for God by loving one another.

So if you want to truly empower good works, I suggest teaching that we love one another. And when people STRUGGLE loving one another you can remind them how much God (their Vine) LOVES them.

Take a good HARD look at the works of the flesh and notice that each of them deals with how we treat each other.

Because the flesh in this case is self-driven.

But a true good work, which are those done FREELY and out of LOVE, is SPIRIT-driven.

This is important to understand because where the Spirit is there is Freedom.

And we use this freedom to love one another. THAT is a goood work.

However when you teach people they MUST do good works to remain saved, you put the focus back on SELF-driven motivations, you remove their FREE choice to love. And you ensnare people to trying to obtain their own righteousness.

And because they don't fully know the forgiveness and love of the Lord which EMPOWERS them to freely love one another.

You consign them to a life WITHOUT good works.

The theology of salvation through works ends up creating baby Christians who stay carnal because they don't understand the Spirit lead reality of who they are in Christ.

This IS why Christians who discipled by this mindset struggle with bearing the fruit of their own message.

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  1. GOP's Avatar
    Hahaha! I love this. I love the way you defined Good Work and you are right my brother. I thank the HOLY SPIRIT for the Wisdom HE has given you. Thank you for bringing out the wisdom in you. We are strengthen from within. CHRIST is alive in us. HE lives in us.

    Anything we do without Love is useless in the sight of GOD and it is evil. The HOLY SPIRIT says, "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Eph 2:10) "

    For it is written, "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil (Act 10:38)." The HOLY SPIRIT says. "As JESUS is, so are we in this world."

    GOD bless you my brother. Continue preaching the Truth. JESUS is the Truth.
    Blessed be GOD.