Recently, I was in a conversation with a person who held to a strict Calvinistic position. That is, he believed in the five point TULIP principles. During the conversation, we discussed Ephesians 2:8 and how the word “that” cannot refer to faith because of the Greek grammatical construction, but it must refer to “salvation,” which is elliptical (which means it is implied by the verb “saved”). As the discussion continued, I stated that faith was a non-meritorious decision. There is no merit before God. Then he commented that a decision or faith is an action and salvation is not obtained by a work or an action. Continue reading
Category Archives: Salvation
Question: Did Jesus want all men to be saved?
“Jesus did not want to save all men!” Continue reading
Does John 6: 28-30 teach that works are required for salvation?
How do you harmonize Scripture when one passage says salvation is not of works and another passage seems to say works are necessary? Continue reading
Is a decision an action?
Recently, I was in a conversation with a person who held to a strict Calvinist position. That is, he believed in the five point TULIP position. Continue reading
What does “you have to become like children to see heaven” mean?
What did Jesus mean when He said, “You must come to Him as a little child to see the Kingdom of Heaven?” Continue reading
Does Luke’s writing hide the narrow road to salvation?
Question: I heard a message, which was on works. It was from Luke. Luke 18:18 / The Rich Ruler and Luke 10:25 / The Good Samaritan. I’ve been searching the Scriptures for other Words about eternal life and Luke seems to be the only Book I can find where works could be taken to be the way to eternal life. Continue reading
Is faith the “gift of God” in Ephesians 2:8-9?
Salvation is the most important subject of Christianity. If you get salvation “wrong,” how can anything else be right? Continue reading
Can I lose my salvation?
The greatest joy in life is confidence in your eternal destiny. Everyone is born sinful and under condemnation (Rom. 5:12). We prove that because we sin against God and show it by our sins against others. Continue reading