- Apr 4, 2018
My point is not how the faith is obtained, but what exact principle or truth should be the foundation for that faith. And yes, I say that Christ died for everyone written in the book of Life, and I don't believe there are any new entries or erase marks in it.
The church the body of Christ, in the ministry of reconciliation... has specific doctrines that apply to us. We have the life of God as our seal, we are not in the book of life, we are not sheep, we are not goats, not wheat & tares, we are not the bride of Christ and so on.
All of the bible is for us, but all of the bible is not to us.
I saw someone post last time I was here, that when Jesus spoke to his disciples He was speaking to us, and this is not true, because Jesus' earthly ministry is different than the ministry God is currently working through, the "ministry of reconciliation", aimed at the house of the one new man, fellowship of the mystery etc.
Our judgment day, is not about sin, but about doctrine that manifest God in the flesh for a certain work being put on display. We learn this and our doctrine by our approach to bible study rightly divided.
Now, since I'm here, I just looked back at the op...
We believe, this is how we are saved by grace... through Faith and not of ourselves, that is to plainly say, the faith of God, the faith of Christ, "faith to faith" as Romans 1 says, this is saving faith, we "trust" in this faith, "the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ" Rm 3:22 kjv