“In light of the book of Galatians, where for to many, it would seem to indicate that works are not of great value for the spiritual life. That by faith and by Grace alone are we enabled to live a Godly life.”
Good thoughts here. It seems to me that, although not the earner or qualifier for salvation, good works are the fruit of said salvation. The Godly life that Jesse and Paul refer too is made of good works, in the same way that a winning team is made of players and individual efforts and actions moment by moment throughout a game. As a selfish and sinful life is made up of sinful and selfish thoughts and actions moment by moment day by day, so a Godly one is characterised by deliberate, different decision moment by moment each day, to think and act in a manner the follows and glorifies God.
In the Letter to Titus – Paul says ‘good works’ a lot. Why?
In light of the book of Galatians, where for to many, it would seem to indicate that works are not of great value for the spiritual life. That by faith and by Grace alone are we enabled to live a Godly life. Works alone then are of no use in ones spiritual life. This is a rough synopsis of only some of the thought coming out of Galatians and the language of Paul.
But even following up with that in his other books it is clear that what he means to say and often does with as much clarity. That no amount of good works ever saved anyone. That only by the goodness of Christ has anyone found adoption into the household of God. (Titus 3:5-7)
That said, the emphasis seems always to be on our endless…
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