Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why you believe the things that you believe? How do you know if your core beliefs are resolute because you believe the Word of God or if your core beliefs are mere regurgitations of your favorite teachers’ conclusions?
To understand salvation through faith alone, walk through Galatians 5 with Pastor Earon James as he explores “Sola Fide.”
“Faith works itself out in love. We are justified by faith alone in Christ alone, but the genuineness of saving faith is seen in love and good works.”
“What else does faith working by love look like? It looks like giving the hungry food to eat, giving the thirsty water to drink, taking strangers in, clothing the naked, taking care of the sick, and visiting the prisoner. It looks like being patient with one another, forgiving one another, and speaking the truth in love to one another. It is using our spiritual gifts to build each other up instead of tearing each other down. It means not gossiping or slandering. It means making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. It means protecting those who are vulnerable. Caring for the widow and the orphan and the immigrant. It means giving sacrificially. It means laying down our lives.”
“In our fallen state, we are so corrupt that even if we do good things, we do them for the wrong reasons.”“A lot of what people call a spiritual life is really behavior modification.” “Freedom, as God describes it, isn’t freedom as our culture defines it…or as democracy defines it…or the republic defines it.”