Saved By Our Beliefs?

Q. In your current article on Post-Church Salvation you wrote: “We’re saved by what we believe, not by how we behave.”

I have a problem with that. (Cults) believe what they believe, and they certainly are not right. (Maybe I am getting hung up on the definition of What, and How. Am I?) We have to believe what the Bible teaches…there is ONLY ONE WAY. What do you think?

A. I agree. We have to believe what the Bible teaches, there is only one way. But the context in which the statement was made is eternal security, not false doctrine. You misunderstood its intent, which was to illustrate the contrast between faith and works.

Obviously, believing something that’s untrue serves no purpose, but what the statement addresses is the vain and often blasphemous attempt on the part of some to try and earn or keep their salvation by doing good works.

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