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Read online. Search Database of Ellen White Writings. If we abide in Christ, if the love of God dwells in us, our feelings, our thoughts, our purposes, our actions, will be in harmony with the will of God as expressed in the precepts of His holy law.
Questions On Doctrine. The Relationship of Grace to Law and Works. What is the actual Adventist concept of the relation of grace to law and to human works?
Rahab was not saved because of her dishonesty but in spite of it. She believed in the true God, and she acted on that faith by protecting the spies that Joshua sent out.
Read James How does this text summarize the relationship between faith and works? Just as the body is only a corpse without the breath of life, so faith without works is dead.
In addition, without real faith any obedience we might try to render would only amount to dead works Heb. A harlot saved by faith? If that were the only example of salvation by faith we had, what false conclusions could we draw from it? Nevertheless, what hope can you take from her story for yourself? I suspect the general epistle of James was at least partly in response to a specific statement someone had made to the effect that, because we are saved by grace alone through faith alone, good works are not important.
James was God's penman. He was not his pen. I understand James to be saying that good works ARE important. If a person were to read the book of James without reading other portions of the Bible, he could easily think that James is saying we are saved by faith and works. But there is another way to come to that conclusion, with or without reading other epistles.
That is to read James' epistle while looking for an excuse to reject the doctrine of salvation by grace alone through faith alone. Roger, as I read James, the Holy Spirit is saying we are saved by a faith that is revealed in works of righteousness. The faith saves, the "works" prove the faith is genuine. Faith can be seen in words and actions. James stands alone with a perfect definition of saving faith. Scripture clearly teaches we are judged by works, and the reason is that works reveal faith or unbelief.
Profession alone means nothing. That's questionable to say the least. Paul states that " Faith works by love". I think that's the definition of Jesus Christ. Those to whom God says in the end, "I never knew you.
Depart from me evil workers James 'alone' has said a man is "justified" by his works. He said he would show his faith by his works. Righteousness is accounted to that person if it is a work of faith. Rahab's work was a work of faith, all of it! Once Jesus said, no one cometh unto the father but by me. Iam the way, the truth and the life. By these words he meant that our faith depends entirely on him. If we meekly follow his footsteps. When we study the life of Jesus, we will have only one refuge during periluous times and that is within ourselves.
Jesus came to a point in time when he had to deny his weeping mother at the cross knowing that he came alone from the father and had to return the same way The writer of this lesson assumes that the scarlet rope was used as means of saving Rahabs' family because it stood for the blood shed during passover. This may not necessarily correct but that it was a rope that was available then to lower the men out of Jericho to escape.
Otherwise it was a coincidence of the scarlet colour to the colour of blood. Rahab had faith and she showed good works by hiding the spies. Good works is not what we can go about claiming, but because of our faith and His grace in us people around us will see. As Jesus said by their fruits you will know them. So its not about us to comment that we are doing good deeds but those that we daily meet can see the difference from the past life that we have lived in.
It cost a lie for Rahab to protect the men of God and be served herself and the family; I wonder if that would have some strong explanation? Did you know that Rahab was also one of the ancestors of Jesus mentioned in the first chapter of the New Testament Matthew ? In fact, she was the great-grandmother of King David. James, by referring to the faith of Rahab, reminds us that God loves and uses the sinners in this world to accomplish salvation.
Rahab was not an Israelite, had not experienced first hand God's guidance and care during the 40 years in the desert, yet she was prepared to risk her life because she believed that the God of the Israelites was the true God and she wanted to be part of them. It is the 'simple-minded' of this world who have the faith of a child who will inherit the Kingdom - not necessarily those who can quote scripture and know it all but do not act on it.
The gift of God to the humble in spirit simple minded is that they will grow in their knowledge and understanding, even to beyond the level of the theologian scholars, because as they daily walk with the Savior the Holy Spirit teaches them the wisdom of heaven. James If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
The Bible tell us in Eph. We must believe that there's no other name given among men in Heaven or earth or under the earth whereby we can be save,we must believe that there is salvation only in the shed blood of JESUS,but our belief alone cannot save us, for Satan also believe and trimbles, for though Ihave all faith, so that I could remove mountians, and have not love, I am nothing.
Even God demonstrated His love by His action, John For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. So we have to demonstrate our love and faith in God through the power of the Holy Spirit by our works of righteousness,For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
The stories of the old testament are stories of salvation and representative of Jesus. Like Abraham--a "type" of Christ, and like Joshua-- a "type" of Jesus, the mentioning of Rahab is purposeful.
Since we are studying about "Faith and Works", it is appropriate to understand Rahab's contribution especially since she is mentioned in the book of Hebrews. That aside, the symbolism of Salvation as seen in the lives of numerous bible characters is overwhelmingly displayed throughout the scriptures.
Consequently, it is my understanding that like the blood on the Israelites' doorposts indicated their trust in God's mercy, and in like-manner, the red rope symbolized Rahab's covenant with Joshua via his messengers. In this case, her faith in God's mercy was demonstrated by her actions. Rahab lied. Was she right or wrong? Is it ok to lie if your motive is good? If seasoned Abraham lied about his wife, and said "This is my sister", and Isaac resorted to deceit, maybe we should go easy on Rahab.
We may be called upon to make decisions in a split-second and not know what to do. Thank you for your very practical comment Carol. Many years ago I heard a man in Sabbath School say, while talking about Rahab, that "it's not lying when its none of the business of the person who is asking.
Some people commit mind rape by asking questions and getting information that the person they are asking has every right not to share. I think we all know Rahab was doing the best she could with pure motives. We should not judge her when we were not there and don't know if we would have done anything any differently.
Sure, Lot never lied to the men of Sodom about where the angels were, but the angels were still protected none the less. God did not need a lie to protect the Hebrew spies, but like you say Carol, who are we to judge?
Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. He said he is not going to the feast yet when hes brothers leaft he also went to the feast, in secret. Hannelie, I remember a while back reading that passage and thinking the same thing you did, so I understand your confusion, but after examining it I saw the same thing Shirley saw.
Thank you Shirley for sharing. I am so glad we are all here to help each other out- even if on other sides of the earth! I wonder, God uses us in spite of our faults. As long as we believe in him he will use us. Remember Abraham believed God and it was counted as righteousness? So, in spite of our faults God uses us to accomplish his will as long as we have faith and act upon that faith. I'm not sure any means justify the goal. I don't believe that Rahab was necessarily saved at the time she protected the spies.
I'm not sure even a saved person would have devised an honest answer to the guards that showed up at Rahab's door to acquire the spies. The description of her home is that it was part of the wall of Jericho. Yet she was instructed that her entire family was to stay inside her home during the battle to escape death.
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FOWLER hen we speak of divine grace, we're not talking of human goodness or humanistic noble-mindedness. We are referring to God's basis of redemption from sin. As sinners we deserve death; God offers life. We are separated; He offers reconciliation.
Ellen White November 26, — July 16, was a prolific author, writing more than 80 books, fliers, and periodical articles. There are over 60, manuscript pages of her writings. She was one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church , believed by many readers to have the spiritual gift of prophecy described in the Bible.
Do you know if she honored the Sabbath? If she did; was she a lone wolf, who didn't interact with people except through her books. The connection of heaven with earth seems very close.
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