Quote of the Day
"Jesus, the Word, could not be made at all, that is, created, since he is the Maker and Creator of all things."
~John Gill (from "jesus didn't change at the incarnation?")
Faith or Works?
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Simon could see that Jesus was bad for business. He needed to do something. So we read that Simon believed and was baptized (see
This shows us that you can believe in the power of God, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that the bible is God’s Word, that Jesus is coming again, and can even be baptized, yet not really know God in a personal way.
So what does it mean to believe? The word believe is made up of two words: be and live. Faith helps us to “be” spiritually. But then it is expressed in Christian works and deeds. “Be” and “live.” I put my faith in Christ, but then I live it out.
Some might argue there is a conflict between faith and works, even pitting the teachings of Paul against the teachings of James. But that is not the case. James was addressing those who claimed to be believers, but didn’t show any real evidence of it in their lives. He was saying that if it is real faith, then there will be evidence.
Excerpted from "where’s the evidence?" by Harvest Ministries (used by permission).
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