The Importance Of Eternal Life

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Knowing from James 2:26 that there is such a thing as “dead” faith; and from James 2:19 that there is such a thing as “demonic” faith; and from 1 Corinthians 15:2 that it is possible to believe “in vain”; and from Luke 8:13 that one can “believe for a while, and in time of testing
‘fall away’”; and knowing that it is through faith that we are “born again” (1 John 5:1) and have eternal life (John 3:16, 36), therefore, surely we must conclude that the nature of faith, and its relationship to salvation, is of infinite importance. I use the word infinite carefully. I mean that, if we don’t have such faith, the consequences have infinite significance. Eternal life is an infinite thing. And thus the loss of it is an infinite thing. Therefore, …show more content…

But the righteousness of the church is found in Jesus Christ.
God has washed it clean with the blood of his Son so that we have white robes and can enter the city and partake of the tree of life.
I have worked in churches and Christian institutions. What a privilege and joy it has been. My colleagues have been a joy to work with, and when I hear stories of the difficulty others have had in their working environment, I give praise to God for the colleagues with whom
I work. Still, it hasn’t been paradise on earth. There is gossip, insensitivity, ambition to get to the top, intellectual pride, and political maneuvering. My interaction with some of the finest
Christians I have ever known convinces me of justification by faith alone.
Finally, I know myself, at least to a limited degree. God by his grace has changed me and made me a new person. I have new affections and have lived a totally different life than I would have lived apart from Christ and the transforming work of the Spirit. Yet I still struggle with pride, bitterness, resentment, and so on. The fight with sin is not over, and I have had far

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