Eschewmenical Presents: “Faith vs Works – The Showdown”

2012-07-02 by . 1 comments

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Hello, and welcome to July on Eschewmencial.

Every month we choose a new topic and present several different doctrinal perspectives on the same theme. We encourage debate and discussion of these ideas and desire to provide an open forum for such.

This month’s topic is the age old showdown between Faith and Works. Not to rub salt in old wounds, but this debate was one of the primary drivers of the reformation and the great church schism that has risen out of that event. It’s also been an ever present topic on Christianity Stackexchange. In fact this question and this question attempt to find the proof on each side of the issue.

A search through the scripture will also find what seem like mixed messages, including lines like “by grace you have been saved, through faith” (Eph 2:8) and “faith without deeds is useless.” (James 2:20) What conclusions and views will our author’s draw? Find out this month as we explore the centuries old debate of Salvation by Faith or Works.

  • 7/2 Jon (Evangelical—Salvation is what God does for us)
  • 7/9 Bruce (Arminian/Wesleyan – Running to Win the Prize)
  • 7/16 Peter (Catholic – Faith, Works, God’s the Guy with Gun)
  • 7/23 Wax (Reformed – Irresistible)
  • 7/30 Jas 3.11 (Jasian – A Beautiful Partnership)

Again thanks for reading. This is Eschewmenical!

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  • “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Rom. 2:13 The man is not referencing the OT written code.

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