8 Jan 2006

Does believing not imply doing something?

Submitted by theshovel
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If one believes that Christ died for his or her sins, then that implies that the person is "doing" something, or making a choice in other words. jodi
Hi jodi, If this was implied then why did Paul carefully contrast working (same as doing) with believing? Perhaps rather than being implied, we have inferred this concept into faith.
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS." Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, Romans 4:1-5
A while back I sent out a series of Shoveletters under the heading, The Redefining of Faith. You may be interested in some of what I wrote there. Jim :)
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