In this follow up to our video Is it Biblical to Trust Jesus for Everlasting Life Bob and Shawn clarify the issues.
What does it mean to do the will of the Father in Matthew 7:21? Are the quantity of one’s good works the basis or means for being accepted by God?
What does it mean that “as many as were appointed believed”?
What do Reformed theologians mean when they talk about “trusting” Jesus? Is this type of “trust” reflected in the New Testament?
Many pastors urge their flock to look to their own works for proof that they are saved. But that’s not what the Bible recommends. Assurance of salvation comes from believing in His promise, not looking to our works.
There is a big difference between salvation and rewards.
How should we understand the New Testament warnings about falling away? Does it refer to losing our eternal life, or being judged in the here and now?