Q and A
This forum is going to be a slightly different for two reasons. First, I acknowledge on this particular post that I’m in a quest for feedback and direction. Secondly, I have been getting different responses from the saints on matters we are going to discuss. My e-mail address will follow this post, and I personally encourage your feedback and covet your wisdom. I will keep your perception confidential, and post the resolution from your responses next week.
As Christians, we all agree that Jesus Christ came, died, resurrected, and ascended to rekindle our relationship with the Father and provided his people with eternal life. Paul states, “For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.”
Ok saints we are saved, sanctified, filled with the Holy Spirit!
Here is the dilemma, the Bible is very clear that we should Cast all care upon him, do not worry about tomorrow, Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest etc… Some use these verses as clear direction from God’s Word to trust the Lord to do all things and that by adding anything believers could be taking a legalist approach toward Christianity.
On the other hand, the Bible states, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) In addition, James mentions, “But someone will say, you have faith and I have works. Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18) Is James suggesting that our faith is shown through our works, or both?
Faith and works is like deciding which blade on a pair of scissors is more important – C.S. Lewis
These are great truths that can be interpreted as contradictions, but we know that God’s Word is inerrant and there must be some clear explanation. So, here it is! How do these concepts correlate? And how do they look in the practical life of a Christian? Looking forward to the e-mails. – Chaplain Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and will be serving at the Colony in early 2015. You an email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: If you believe there is fruit that you know you should bear and do not, victory that you know you should have and have not, then I would say, “Come on,” because God has something for you. A. W. Tozer
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: As pressure and stress bear down on me,
I find joy in your commands. Psalm 119:143