Salvation Through Faith is Dead without works.
If,you watched the above video I posted here about the belief that if you confess that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us from our sins.and you believe that he did die to save us from our sins I would say you are right. But,the reason I would say your right may not be the reason ,you might think I say that.
Let me explain.
If, you think that we are excused from our sins as a result of Jesus Christ death on the cross,then we are not in agreement.
To me ,Jesus Christ's death on the cross demonstrates that death is not the end of life.
His resurrection proves that !
just as the resurection of Lazerous after his death and burial.
If,I were to believe that my sins can be forgiven ,just by virtue of expressing it verbaly then I would be a hypocrite if I sinned again,even if I could be forgiven again.Yet that is what Jesus Christ would do.Be like a parent who's children are misbehaving.Forgive them again and again.Parents also , teach their children or let their children learn the hard way which can be a punishment in itself.
So,I say those who want to believe that all their sins will be forgiven,they are right.
But forgiving a sin is not the same as absolving you of your sins.
The definition of Absolve - "to set free from an obligation or consequence."
You will find that the definition of forgive means the same thing,however
By any definition a debt which is something owed can only be justly repaid by the debtor in some way that makes the repentance significant to the debt.
Today when we get in over our heads in debt,we allow ourselves to be absolved or forgiven of that debt.But this is only,allowed if everyone is afforded the same privilage. This only makes it easier to get into debt by thinking that there will be no consequences.
The American Indians had a way for a man who unjustly kills another man to repay his debt by having to take over the responsabilities of caring for the dead mans wife and children.
Would it be morally right to let a person get away with a crime as long as resitution is made by a third party?
This might work with money,but when it comes to ones life ,I doubt very seriously that some third party is going to willlingly give up their life for yours unless they expected something of equal value from you. Namely your honoring them ,by doing only what they would do. Defend the truth with your life,if need be as he did.
Remember his followers all eventually were crusifed by those evil men who wanted Jesus Christ dead for telling the truth about their sins.He may forgive them,but their sins have consequences that must be reversed by them or their sin will increase.
It's their choice.and ours as to what we do.
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