Saving faith

Saving faith

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In Scripture, we encounter a seemingly paradoxical message: one passage emphasizes salvation through belief in the Lord Jesus, stating, “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” Yet, another verse introduces the notion that enduring to the end leads to salvation. This raises the question of how to reconcile these seemingly divergent perspectives.

The initial scripture suggests salvation through faith alone, emphasizing a profound reliance on Christ. Conversely, the second passage appears to underscore the role of personal effort, akin to Paul’s counsel to “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

This apparent dichotomy prompts a fundamental question: Is salvation achieved solely through faith, through works alone, or through a combination of faith and works? A careful examination of Scripture reveals a nuanced perspective. Salvation is indeed by faith alone, but not a mere intellectual assent. It involves a transformative faith that produces good works, remains connected to Christ, and embraces obedience to Him.

In essence, the harmony lies in a faith that is dynamic, rooted in Christ, and inherently transformative, leading to a life marked by obedience and good works. Understanding the synergy between faith and works unveils a more comprehensive picture of salvation—a profound journey where faith, intimately entwined with action, becomes the conduit through which salvation is both embraced and expressed.

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin ‘Badeniyi, a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, holds a doctoral degree in Food Science from University of Pretoria South Africa. Since 2001, he has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of food quality and safety. He is the editor of Food Science and Technology: Trends and Future Prospects and has published numerous scientific publications as well as four inspirational books.

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