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James showed the relationship between faith and work in James 2: 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. People cannot see faith directly but they can see the results of one's faith, i.e., his works. John the baptizer said to the Pharisees and Sadducees in Matthew ...


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There is a difference between saying faith and works are essential for salvation and saying you are saved by faith plus works. John wasn't saying they needed works plus repentance. He was saying their actions weren't consistent with the actions repentance produces. Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have ...


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Why does Jesus not allow [those] even doing works in his name into heaven? Answer: Because they did not do what he asked! Question: So, What did He tell us to do? John 3:5: "Truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water [baptism] and [born of] the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" What is that?1. Born of water.2. Born ...


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Why does Jesus not allow some people who consider themselves good Christians (recognizing him as Lord and even doing works in his name) into heaven? Jesus warns of the danger of being misled by false prophets, they come in sheep's clothing but inside they are ravenous wolves. False prophets can be recognized by their deeds and teachings. Jesus said: Matthew ...


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A Review Of Wine In The Bible: Legalism nor Lawlessness Luke 7:33-34 New American Standard Bible 1995 33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Christ was ...


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John chapter 3 is a key section but you only quoted a little bit of John the Baptist in the last verse: "I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He ...


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Jesus tells us the reason at the outset. Verse 21, which you quoted in full, states that those condemned did not do the will of the Father. That is why Jesus will not acknowledge them as belonging to him by faith on that Day of Judgment. Oh, they loved to name the name of Jesus, especially when uttering prophecies and doing miraculous works! Yet Jesus ...


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We are discussing two different words in the Greek that have separate meanings that the KJV unhappily translated with the same word in English. Let be be more specific: In John 1:12, the operative word is ἐξουσία (exousia) for which BDAG has seven sub-meanings, but the pertinent one here is: potential or resource to command, control, or govern, capability, ...


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Power in John 1:12 and Acts 1:8 translates two different Greek works. In John 1:12 ἐξουσία means power usually in the sense of authority. ἐξουσία, ας f: the power to do something, with or without an added implication of authority—‘power.’ ἡ γὰρ ἐξουσία τῶν ἵππων ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτῶν ἐστιν καὶ ἐν ταῖς οὐραῖς αὐτῶν ‘the power of the horses is in their mouths ...


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In a comment, Martin pointed out the following contrast: John 5:14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” John 8:11 "No one, Lord," she answered. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Now go and sin no more." Jesus' ...


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Not every one who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?” And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you ...


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The verses of Matt. 7:21-23 define lawlessness as not doing the will of the Father.Vs. 21 "he that doeth the will of my father" is the framework that results in the "lawlessness" of vs. 23. The only definition of "good" that matters is God's definition of good. "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our ...


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So what is lawlessness? Clearly it is something that can be practiced even while one is performing miracles and doing things that we believe are "good deeds", so it's worth understanding what is being said here. For the rest of this comment, I will used "good deeds" and "bad deeds" as understood by common human morality. There ...


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First, this is talking about the Kingdom of Heaven - which is not heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven is on earth (I.e. location is ‘on earth’). And, we know the constituents of this Kingdom, because Jesus tells us elsewhere … MAT 13:38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, This ...


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To understand this question it is necessary to grasp the significance of "knowing" in the Bible. As we recall, when Adam "knew"** his wife, they had a son. That "knowing" involved a deep relationship. They were close. God uses the marriage relationship to illustrate His love for His people. God's people, dwelling in the New ...


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The word “works” is confusing in that it can refer to the self-willed acts of righteousness for which we expect reward. In the OT we see that this kind of righteousness holds no value to God. If you are righteous, what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand? –Job 35:7 In the NT, the same message is carried forward in the epistles of ...


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