Monday, October 5, 2015

Faith Alone, Scripture and Common Sense

Protestant: "We are saved by faith alone."

Scripture (1st Corinthians 13:13): "And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity."

Common sense: If we are saved by faith alone, faith should be greater than charity.  But this is obviously not so.

Protestant: "But if you have a true faith, then you automatically have works.  If you don't have works, then you don't really have faith."

Scripture (St. James 2:26): "For even as the body without the spirit is dead; so also faith without works is dead."

Common sense: If faith without works were no longer faith, then the body without the spirit should no longer be a body.  But this is obviously not so.

Galatians 5:6: "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by charity."

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