I just read “The Christian and the Law,” and it didn’t answer for me a question I have long pondered. Yes, faith + works = salvation is wrong. (We are saved by faith alone in the grace of God). But if you believed you have to help God in some way to save yourself, is this a deal breaker for salvation, or would it just keep you from having the security as a believer of knowing you are saved?
I can think of several so called denominations that teach this false doctrine. Should I be concerned for my friends who believe this way?
Thank you for your dedicated work in spreading the true gospel. May the Lord continue to bless you and your staff.
-L. Wolfenbarger, TN
The law we speak of relates to our Christian walk, not to salvation. Paul mentions the law in relationship to children in Ephesians 6:2-3; thus, the law is not invalidated for our life here on earth in the flesh and blood. Furthermore, the “law” existed before it was written down. Cain, who killed his brother Abel, knew it was wrong. How did he know? Because his parents had eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Until this very day, all of humanity, regardless of religion, knows it is wrong to steal, to lie, to kill, to be disobedient to parents, etc. In summary, the law continuously condemns us as sinners, but grace is the extended hand offering salvation from eternal condemnation.