Ladybug wrote: Being divorced from sin isn't what saves...trusting in what Christ has done is what saves. Repenting of dead works, thinking anything you do will save you. You must be clothed in His righteousness
Another worthwhile read to learn what ‚Äėgospel‚Äô Packer believed and aligned himself with: https://www.the-highway.com‚ÄĚThe Alignment of New Evangelicals with Apostasy‚ÄĚ. Richard M. Bennett. He was a false teacher. Matthew 7:15-20.
Ladybug wrote: Yep. Dead works include anything a sinner thinks they do to get saved. God granted the Gentiles repentance from their dead works as well, anything somebody relies on to get right with God is a dead work. Any self righteous act they perform, anything they think earns merit with God. Look at some people's testimony, they always talk about themselves 'i no longer do this, or that' as though God looks to their works as acceptable for salvation. God only sees the finished work of His Son as propitiation for the sins of the elect. False religion points you to 'self'. That's why I posted the latter half of 2 Timothy 2:25, if God peradventure will give them repentance to theūüĎČ acknowledging of the truthūüĎą. You (in general) haven't truly repented until God has brought you to this understanding. Please consider listening to or reading Randy Wages sermon entitled initial repentance. https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=624191248191580
When I hear someone always touting the writings of the early church ‚Äėfathers‚Äô I immediately think of the catholic cult and their constant harping of ECF and traditions..just like that religious crowd our Lord had to put up with and had the strongest words of condemnation
I live in a state that has had mandatory face diapers in place for a month, our C-19 cases are increasing daily, supposedly all icu units are overflowing with patients who have this political virus. Whelp...looks like face shields and hazmat suits are what‚Äôs next...where‚Äôs my Amazon card?ūü§™
Obedience and good works are important in the Christian life...there just not meritorious or add or subtract from our redemption. If you believe you can lose your salvation, you don‚Äôt understand the Gospel of free and sovereign grace.What DKH adheres to and has come on here to pedal is what God hates..self- righteousness. ‚ÄúIt is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.‚ÄĚ
This ‚Äújustification‚ÄĚ that DKH speaks of and obviously adheres to, smacks of the RC version which is not God imputing the righteousness of Christ, but the process through which one conforms to righteousness . Another Gospel.