What good is it, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith but has no actions to prove it? Is such "faith" able to save him?
Thus, faith by itself, unaccompanied by actions, is dead.
You see that a person is declared righteous because of actions and not because of faith alone.
This article is to debunk the myth that created phrases such as Torah VS Grace
. There are too many people who fail to understand the whole truth of the Bible that believers need good deeds to "compliment" their faith.
Faith to God or to His Words should not be kept hidden inside oneself but the faith we have is required to be exercised as proof to the world that there is this faith towards God and His Words in us.
Our minds have long been taught and brainwashed that faith planted in our hearts is sufficient to bring us to eternal salvation.
And indeed, it is true that our own salvation is only by faith, however, the faith referred to is the active kind of faith and NOT the dead or passive kind.
There has been so much disadvantages that believers suffer due to this teaching that faith in our hearts is sufficient. Many are still unable to see that the saving kind of faith is one that is work out and manifested in the obedience and faithful deeds towards every will of God.
In the eastern world, there are still a lot of believers in Christ that still go to shaman and hold on to magical lucky charms without feeling guilty about it.
They are usually taught since very young that in order to get saved in this life and the other life (olam haba), it only takes faith. Period. Does not matter if we all still live in sin!
Fellow brothers and sisters, through this article I would like to show you how the kind of faith that lives is the kind that is one based on hearing the Word of God (Rom 10:17), which saves by believing it, and then is also work out or manifested in totally surrendering and trusting and obeying the Lord and His Word.
Let's have a look at the Hall of Faith of the patriarchs which is recorded in Hebrew 11:1-40.
This chapter records how our patriarchs and heroes of faith expressed their great faith to God and how it is always written about them that by faith somebody did something
. This is the kind of faith that demonstrates truth. It is nowhere written in this chapter that by faith somebody sits there passively, doing nothing.
True faith in Jesus (Yahshua), The Messiah, will inevitably result in good fruits being borne in the form of obedience to His Words through total surrender to God, being able to do that by the power of the Holy Spirit!
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You will see how TORAH and GRACE are really two inseparable sides of the same coin.
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