Tag Archives: Works of the flesh

Messing with the Gospel doesn’t make you wrong…

…it makes you an evildoer. In this sermon on Philippians 3:1-3, Christian Pastor Troy Dobbs examines the Apostles Paul’s warning to watch out for “the dogs” –religious people who “mess around with the Gospel.” “Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the … Continue reading

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“The Law Is Not of Faith”

There is a difference between seeking justification* before God by faith or by the law. Some think we must combine the two, relying both on faith and individual works of obedience. Is this what God requires? Galatians 3 has the … Continue reading

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Understanding James 2:26

In the course of a study on Ephesians, Tabletalk magazine discusses the relationship between a person’s good works and his justification before God. Examining James 2:14-26 (“faith without works is dead”), the magazine offers good insight into James’ teaching. Since … Continue reading

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Never Enough

What follows is a noteworthy article from Tabletalk magazine, January 2009: For the Love of Slavery? by John P. Sartelle “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in — who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have … Continue reading

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On Fruits of the Spirit, a Particularly Bad Work of the Flesh, and Satan’s Power

This post is a continuation of the discussion on the previous post, “If Mormonism is a lie, what should people do about it?” The discussion evolved onto the topic of the role of feelings in discerning truth. Paul’s letter to … Continue reading

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