Into the Light Ministries Christian Flag
 

Faith Without Works

THE PERILS OF ENTERTAINING FALSE HOPES ABOUT THE THINGS OF GOD:
THE FALSE HOPE THAT YOU ARE SAVED BECAUSE OF YOUR STATUS IN THE CHURCH, OR BECAUSE OF THE CHURCH YOU GO TO, OR BECAUSE YOU HAVE FAITH – BUT IT IS A FAITH WITHOUT WORKS THAT CANNOT SAVE YOU FROM SIN, AND YOUR PROFESSION OF CHRIST WAS FALSE.

Romans 12 v 1 – 8:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging; let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others; let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

Romans 12 v 16:
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Psalm 78 v 35 – 36:
They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues.

Ezekiel 33 v 31:
My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain.

Matthew 7 v 21:
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Mark 7 v 6:
He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.'"

Titus 1 v 16:
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Matthew 23 v 27 – 28:
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

1 Timothy 4 v 9 – 10:
This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put out hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.

Matthew 6 v 5:
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

Jeremiah 2 v 35:
You say, 'I am innocent; he is not angry with me.' But I will pass judgment on you because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

Isaiah 58 v 1 – 10:
"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins. For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for decisions and seem eager for God to come near them. 'Why have we fasted,' they say, 'and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed? You fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high. Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing ones head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord. "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter –when you see the naked to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and hw will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

Jeremiah 2 v 35:
You say, 'I am innocent; he is not angry with me.' But I will pass judgment on you because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

Isaiah 65 v 5:
Who say, 'Keep away; don't come near me, for I am too sacred for you!' Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.

Isaiah 29 v 13:
The Lord says: "These people come near me with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men."

Colossians 2 v 20:
Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of the world, why, as though you still belong to it, do you submit to it's rules.

2 Timothy 3 v 2 – 5:
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God– having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

Hebrews 12 v 14:
Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

1 Corinthians 6 v 9 – 10:
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor the idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor the greedy nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

James 2 v 14:
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?

John 3 v 3:
In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

1 John 2 v 29:
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.

1 John 5 v 4 – 5:
For everyone born of God overcomes the world, even our faith. .Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Revelations 21 v 7 – 8:
He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars –their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

 
Everyone must die sometime.
"...it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment..." Hebrews 9:27

 
What will happen to you?
© 1998 - 2017 Into the Light Ministries
Branson, MO, USA
 Site Index      Webworks Website Design
Validated by HTML Validator