Sunday, August 23, 2015

Question 57 - Through the faith! Through the deeds!

Romans 4:5-6 NKJV - "But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:"
           Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV - "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."
           James 2:14, 17, 24, 26 NKJV - "What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? ... Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. ... You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. ... For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
Inference in the question: - Is the faith great without deeds? In which way, is it great? How is the body without spirit or life dead? Or how is the faith without deeds dead?
                The thief, who was crucified on the right side of Christ on the cross changed his mind through the repentance from his sins, achieved the divine proximity the Paradise by the Lord Jesus. Now, he did not achieve this through his deeds. Likewise, David, who desired the wife of his servant, lied with her, and made to kill his servant, Uriah her husband. And he kept her in his house. The Lord God struck his dynasty and the child died.  David repented for his sins and lamented for divine grace. Finally, he got divine favor from the Lord. Likewise, Jacob, who wanted to get the blessing of his brother, cheated his father and got the blessings from his father.  He was afraid of his brother and the Lord for his cheating and repented for his sins and trespasses and got divine blessing. He became forefather to the divine nation by getting the name, “Israel” from the Lord God.
                It is written in the Holy Bible that the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword. So, everything is possible for it. Abraham showed his faith through the deeds of sacrifice of his son.  Likewise, Moses, Elijah, Abel, Noah, Mary Magdalene, 12 years bleeding woman, etc., were considered as the righteous by their deeds.  From this, what have we grasped?  It is proved that the righteousness is formed through faith and through deeds.

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