He struggled with guilt, he did pilgrimages, penance, masses, prayer — if a monk could be saved by his monkery it was him. After long hours of study the truth of Denomination: Pentecostal. To establish that the just shall live by faith and not by the observance or the works of the Law or any man's standards of righteousness.
The just shall live by faith - through Jesus Christ. This lesson deals with faith and obedience in ones salvation. The Letter to the Romans 2. The Letter to the Galatians 3. The Letter to the Hebrews Remarks. Scripture: Habakkuk , Romans , Galatians , Hebrews This sermon is about the role of faith in the life of a believer and the various situations in which we need faith namely 1.
SIN 2. Scripture: Hebrews The Christian lifestyle is a life of faith. We are saved by grace through faith, stand by faith, walk by faith, and fight by faith so we can overcome by faith. A lifestyle of faith transforms us from being just a man into a just man Denomination: Charismatic.
41. The Just Shall Live By Faith (Habakkuk)
In this sermon outline we are looking at the verse in Habakkuk and the three verses in the New Testament that changed the dark ages and is still changing the hearts of men and women today. Martin Luther once said: God our Father has made all things depe. One day when the Dark Ages reached the point of utter darkness, God intervened by raising up Martin Luther, through whom the Reformation was carried out. As he received light from the Word, he read that the Just shall live by faith and not by works. At the Diet of Denomination: Baptist.
He sees the injustice around him, and does not understand why God is not punishing those involved. We have all, Scripture: Habakkuk We need to revisit the doctrine of Justification bt Faith alone in light of the upcoming th anniversary of the Reformation. The Just Shall Live By Faith Romans Romans is arguably the most influential sentence that has ever been written, even more than the beloved John Denomination: United Methodist.
The Gospel is a gift from God. Apart from godly behavior there is no salvation because godly behavior is salvation—salvation from sin. These three errors, combined with the related doctrine of the pre-tribulation rescue of the saints so that—unlike all other Christians of history—they will not suffer, have destroyed the testimony of the Christian churches. If we are saved by Divine grace, godly character is desirable but not essential to our eternal residence in Heaven.
If God loves us so much He will accept our worldliness, lusts, and self-seeking and consider us to be righteous, then He certainly is willing to remove us from Antichrist and the great tribulation. This is a weak attitude. The Christian would be morally stronger if he returned to the standard of the devout Hebrew or the disciplined monk rather than to continue to use the name of Christ as an excuse for his filthy, self-centered behavior.
We Christians are teaching error. We have applied human logic to a scriptural concept and have reached a wrong conclusion. We have twisted the Scriptures to our destruction because we cannot understand how the grace of God and righteous behavior can both be necessary for our salvation. Like our attitude toward the paradox of Divine election and human choice, we will not accept both truths as equally valid and necessary because we cannot, with our human mind, resolve the seeming inconsistency.
That is a poor excuse for not accepting the whole counsel of the Scriptures. We have had the teaching of the Apostle James all this time so we are without excuse. Why have we selected Paul over James? First, because we do not understand Paul. Second, because we have permitted humanistic values and sentiments to affect our judgment. Are we justified by works as well as by faith? Does James contradict Paul?
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It is just that we have misunderstood Paul, fastening on his argument in the early chapters of Romans, his reaction to the Judaizers, and ignoring the bulk of what he wrote in the Epistles. He was not contrasting belief in theological facts with unbelief in theological facts.
Habakkuk was contrasting humility and faithfulness to God with self-centered pride—a pride often found in those whose theological beliefs largely are correct. Habakkuk was saying that the human being who chooses to live according to his pride and abilities is not accepted of God; but the person who chooses to live in humble, meek, faithful dependence on God is approved of God. This, in fact, is the message of the entire Scriptures.
Faith has little to do with what we understand or accept of theology. Faith has to do with our relationship to God, to Christ. The faith by which the righteous live is a living faith. It always is revealed in our behavior. It is impossible to possess a true faith and not be moved continually to works of righteousness.
Faith apart from works is dead. It is a living faith and it continually brings us to holy behavior. The end result of holy, righteous behavior is eternal life Romans One can acknowledge the fact that God accepts the blood of Jesus as the propitiation appeasement for our sins. The believer can go even further by stating he desires that God apply the remission of sins to himself.
But there is much more to faith in the blood than this. We are to embrace the virtue of the blood of Jesus daily in such a manner that we wash our robes and make them white. It is the authority of the blood that makes it possible for us to overcome sin day after day until we stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
The victorious saint makes many mistakes as he pursues the will of God. But as long as he is following after Jesus with all his strength, the blood of Jesus keeps on forgiving him. The blood keeps him in fellowship with God while he is growing in righteousness. The blood of Jesus is not to be used as a covering for careless, sinful, self-willed behavior.
True faith is living, always laying hold upon God and His Word so that our daily decisions are leading us into the Kingdom. It is not a theological position one is to adopt. For example: there is no virtue in believing that Jesus was born of a virgin if we do nothing about it. There is merit in believing that Jesus was born of a virgin only if such belief leads to our realization that Jesus is the Divine Son of God, and as a result of our belief we do what He says, taking up our cross and following Him each day.
Paul is supportive of Habakkuk but not supportive of our tradition that belief in theology will bring us to eternal life in Heaven itself an unscriptural concept in that Heaven and eternal life are not the same thing. True faith unites us with Christ such that godliness of behavior is forthcoming. Christ-filled, Christ-sponsored holiness is eternal life—life in the Presence of God.
What is Paul talking about? Is he contrasting godly behavior with faith in God? No, he is not. He is arguing against the Judaizers, against the necessity for circumcising Gentile Christians according to the Law of Moses. Is Paul claiming that our behavior has little effect on the way God regards us? A few sentences later he states that if we Christians walk in sin we will not inherit the Kingdom of God, and then Paul reminds us that we will reap what we sow. Sometimes Hebrews is preached to the unsaved.
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This is a misapplication. Hebrews is an admonition to the saints concerning their leaving the basics of salvation and pressing on to perfection, reminding them that neglecting the progressive plan of redemption can lead to severe treatment at the hand of the Lord. If ever there was a book that reveals the fact that faith and works are inseparable, Hebrews is that book. What is the nature of the eleventh chapter of Hebrews?
follow link It is an account of works, the right kind of works—the works that result in justification James From the offering of Abel to the saints wandering in the caves of the earth, nothing is said in the eleventh chapter of the Book of Hebrews concerning belief in a statement of faith. It is not a scriptural faith we are clinging to. Rather, it represents the ability of men by their traditions to turn the Word of God into an excuse for immorality. It is an error of the heart. True faith is an attitude toward God that governs at all times what we are and what we do.
Belief, on the other hand, is assent to a creed. It is a mental understanding, a philosophy. True faith has to do with now—how we are thinking and acting now—as well as with our reward in the future. Traditional belief is directed toward going to Heaven when we die; although lately there is an increased emphasis on persuading God to make us prosperous and successful in the present world.
True faith transforms what we are. Traditional belief hopes for peaceful, happy surroundings we can enjoy after we die but makes few serious demands on us concerning change in our character. Traditional belief addresses itself to a change in location from this sin-cursed earth to a place of happiness where the destructive presence and consequences of sin are not present.
We are hoping to place our untransformed personality in a mansion where all is joy and peace and no demands are made on us.