Grace in Focus – February 1990
Should We Keep Score?
At one point in my Christian experience I kept detailed records of my evangelistic encounters. I would note the date, the person’s name, their response to the Gospel, and whether they were open to further contact. I kept score. I had notches on my spiritual guns. I could tell you how many people I had
Are Good Works Inevitable?
Reformed theologians suggest that good works are the inevitable result of the new birth. All believers will produce good works, they say. Some people from the Lordship Salvation position seem to think that we in the Free Grace camp deny such teaching. While GES has no specific statement directly on this point, most members of
“Three Dollars, Please”
This article originally appeared in the November/December 1989 issue of AWANA’s Signal Magazine. Used by permission. by Blaine Allen* I couldn’t believe it. I had just picked up a catalog from the stack on the counter—a time-honored tradition for us. Every Christmas season the family thumbs through the “Wish Book,” wondering if any of it
Saved Judaizers? – Acts 15:1
Recently I received the following question from Glenn Saarinen of Hibbing, Minnesota: “What was the spiritual condition of the Judaizers of Acts 15:1? It seems that they believed in justification by faith plus works, but they also seemed to be in fellowship in the church in Jerusalem.” That is certainly a great question! Here is
Letters to the Editor
The article “Evangelism: You Make the Call” [Sept. 1989 GES News] is a creative idea, however, the premise that salvation seekers must trust “solely in the fact that Christ died on the cross for their sins” troubles me. The Galatians believed they were saved by accepting Christ as Savior, but later mandated law observance as