Post Reply: Jesus Christ
|Topic: Jesus Christ
Posted: May/27/2015 at 3:47pm By lightning80
Yes, it's in the heart. But, faith without works is dead. And the work we do is by obeying God's commands. From the Book of Hebrews, how did the patriarchs show they had faith? By their works. If we have faith, we will naturally have the works. We have faith that God's commands are real, so we show our faith by following those commands.
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
Only those that does the will of God shall enter the kingdom of heaven. If we don't do His will, but follow our own, then we are those that practice lawlessness. What is God's will from the beginning? Obedience.