Category Archives: Faith

“Justified” means different things in different contexts

When Protestants quote 1 Clement 32 to demonstrate “Sola Fide” in the early church, the Roman Catholic apologist answers back with 1 Clement 30. But see the context! When he says in I Clement 30, “being justified by works and … Continue reading

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“It is not the intensity of faith that saves, rather it is object of faith that saves.”

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-ground-of-all-human-assurance-before-god/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJRz5fLCmM8

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What is faith?

“I do believe! Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Hebrews 11:1 is not a definition of faith, rather, in context, it is communicating what happens when we have … Continue reading

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Steve Hays (1959-2020)

Christian Apologist, Reformed theologian writer at Triablogue has passed away. https://triablogue.blogspot.com/2020/06/steve-hays-1959-2020.html Wow . . . Steve was only a couple of years older than me. I was always amazed at the amount of material Steve wrote at Triablogue, and also … Continue reading

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Having Biblical faith, prayer, and “speaking to the Mountain”

20 As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. 21 Being reminded, Peter *said to Him, “Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Media on Faith

A good analysis of saving faith in Jesus Christ.  The true faith of conversion that demonstrates the reality in application and change. https://thepilgrimsmedia.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/the-characteristics-of-conversion-what-is-faith/#_ftn1  

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The righteous shall live by faith alone!

Romans 1:16-17 Romans 3:28 See James Swan’s excellent and very important article on the issue of Luther’s translation of Romans 3:28: Luther added the word “alone” (sola) to Romans 3:28? Scripture is superior to relics, statues, crucifixes, icons. The words … Continue reading

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Sola Fide: Justification by Faith Alone – John Chrysostom (349-407 AD)

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“It is not the intensity of faith that saves, rather it is object of faith that saves.”

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-ground-of-all-human-assurance-before-god/

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You cannot figure out God

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
“You can’t figure out God. Christianity is not true because it works. In many cases, it does not work. That is to say, it does not solve all of the problems that we think…

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