In 2013 I was one of the authors of a four-views book on the role of works at the final judgment. In that book I suggested that Eph 2:8-9 says that everlasting life is by grace through faith and apart from works (Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment, Zondervan, pp.
On September 25, 2017 Dr. John Piper published a blog at the DesiringGod.org website. It was entitled, “Does God Really Save Us by Faith Alone?” His answer was No! In part Piper writes: These works of faith, and this obedience of faith, these fruits of the Spirit that come by faith, are necessary for
Sunday School Confusion As our little Sunday School class has been studying through LifeWay’s Bible Studies for Life: Unvarnished Truth: Life’s Greatest Story, this past week’s lesson was a disappointment. Previous lesson titles included, One Great Creator; One Great Problem; and One Great Savior. All were fine. But the title of this week’s lesson (Session
A survey of references to paradise in scripture. An interesting commonality emerges. How has God provided for people to be in paradise?
by Ken Yates To me, one of the most interesting verses in the Gospels is a statement by Jesus in Luke 12:47-48. Jesus gives a parable about who is a wise servant of the master and who is an evil servant of that same master. In the parable, the Lord says that His servants will
Whenever I hear it said that repentance is a condition of eternal salvation, I think of St. Sisoes the Great (d. 429). Sisoes was one of the first great monastics—St. Anthony’s successor—who lived deep in the Scetian Desert, in an area known today as Wadi El Natrun. I think of Sisoes because of the story