- Sep 17, 2016
Original sin relates to the Fall. Adam and Eve rebelled against God and disobeyed his commandment to them. The result could be termed original sin. Mankind, as a whole, has a corrupt nature that does not choose God, and is in rebellion against God. Additionally, Adam's sin is imputed to all mankind. Read Romans 5.
relates to the Fall. Adam and Eve rebelled against God and disobeyed his commandment to them. The result could be termed original sin. Mankind, as a whole, has a corrupt nature that does not choose God, and is in rebellion against God. Additionally, Adam's sin is imputed to all mankind. Read Romans 5.
justification by faith alone-
the evangelical position that justification, or being accounted righteous, acceptable in God's sight, is by faith alone. One cannot be justified by works of any type. Works are an evidence of a justified person, but don't earn, merit or continue salvation.
- a bonus one for you - faith is a supernatural gift that is necessary for justification, and for salvation. Not all men possess saving faith (contrary to the false interpretation ignoring context that some render from Romans 12). There is an inferior level of faith that was possessed by some "disciples" of Jesus, but it was not a real faith and in their case revealed itself through their non-continuance. Faith involves three elements: knowledge, assent, and confidence or trust. The real believer has all three elements, and has bonded to his Savior in a deep, abiding, fruitful trust.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
Faith in Ephesians 2:8 is a word called
Phonetic Spelling: (pis'-tis)
Definition: faith, faithfulness
Usage: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.
4102 pístis (from 3982/peithô, "persuade, be persuaded") – properly, persuasion (be persuaded, come to trust); faith.
Faith (4102/pistis) is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. In short, 4102/pistis ("faith") for the believer is "God's divine persuasion" – and therefore distinct from human belief (confidence), yet involving it.
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
In Romans 10:9 the word for believe is
Phonetic Spelling: (pist-yoo'-o)
Definition: to believe, entrust
Usage: I believe, have faith in, trust in; pass: I am entrusted with.
4100 pisteúō (from 4102 /pístis, "faith," derived from 3982 /peíthō, "persuade, be persuaded") – believe(affirm, have confidence); used of persuading oneself (= human believing) and with the sacred significance of being persuaded by the Lord (= faith-believing). Only the context indicates whether 4100/pisteúō ("believe") is self-serving (without sacred meaning), or the believing that leads to/proceeds from God's inbirthing of faith.
Example below to show how often translations confuse belief and faith.
You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”— Matthew 17:20 (NLT
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.— Matthew 17:20 (NKJV
- the believer's source of righteousness is the imputation of the righteousness of Jesus Christ as an alien, forensic righteousness. This is an abiding status that forms the basis of the believers' identity. The phrase used in Paul's writings to describe this status is being "in Christ". It is talking about the legal aspect of union with Christ, and is one of the assets that the man in union with Christ has, including adoption as a son of God, and a joint heir with Jesus Christ.
- the false claim that believers do not sin after salvation. Sometimes it is represented as a "second work" of salvation called "entire sanctification". This claim is common amongst Pelagian types who claim they never sin. Jed Smock would be one of this number. Jesse Morrell and others make similar claims. They may claim that they only sin on rare occasion or something along that line.