Bible Readings for Tuesday March 22nd, 2011 – The 2nd Week of Lent *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 128 1. [A Song of Ascents.] Happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways. 2. You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall [...]
You cannot earn Grace. You cannot earn salvation. Nothing you DO in this life can increase the assurance of your claim to salvation and Grace. It is by God’s work alone. Never by your own.
If you must DO ANYTHING to receive salvation, it negates Grace.
Bible Readings for Friday March 11th, 2011 – The 1st Week of Lent *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 51 1. [To the leader. A Psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.] Have mercy on me, O God, according to your [...]
That’s all well and good, however, in REAL LIFE I would never endanger my own interests for the interests of another. I have no guarantees that there will be any divine rescue on the other side of my actions. How am I to act compassionately towards others if I starve to death? Only a fool would have such faith…