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    Why are we saved by faith?

    @renniks No offense, I've read it all before, the semantics and sin-account make sense on paper, but I just don't see how all this maps on to reality; onto real, human life. How is believing in Jesus going to change my life in some way that I can't if I were a stoic theist? I look at the...
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    Then what is it actually about? Ok, so you're admitting that in either case, virtue is necessary for salvation, yes? If you have to be a virtuous Christian to go to heaven, why can't you be a virtuous agnostic and go to heaven?
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    Ok, so if eternal life = being granted new heaven and new earth, then: Salvation = eternal life by faith in Jesus = being granted entrance into heaven because you believed in Christ. What does that have anything to do with being a good person? Isn't the whole point of "getting to heaven"...
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    It appears to me that Christian theology is really about sin-accounting and not about developing virtue. What does it matter that we will never achieve sinlessness provided that we are still striving for it? Don't you think God would see someone who is striving to be perfect and say "this man...
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    What exactly is eternal life? Obviously this doesn't mean "not dying" because we all still die
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    Why do we need to have faith in order for God to forgive us? Why can't we just do our best to not sin, and do our best to be virtuous? I just don't understand why we need faith in Christ. Can't we do good works without faith? What if we believe in God but not in Christ?
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    >Salvation exists in no one else What is the definition of salvation? >His death paid the price we could NEVER pay Why can't we repay God by genuine repentance and good works? In other words, by being virtuous. If the "debt" is already paid, then why do we have to believe?
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    I don't mean any offense, but this is just rhetoric. You're not explaining how or why the faith actually saves, and what it even means to be saved. This is just word salad. Let us look at the quote from St. Paul: "being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ...
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    I don't look at it as receiving salvation. To me I see salvation as a state of being, or a trajectory towards an ideal state. In other words, a sort of perpetual development of virtue. What do you mean by Eternal Life? Obviously we all die, so you must be referring to some state of being that...
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    Why are we saved by faith?

    I don't understand why we are saved by faith rather than by our works? What is "salvation"? To me, salvation could mean a couple of things: 1. Being "free" from sin (no one is sinless, so I guess "free" here means that we are approaching sinlessnes) 2. Eternally striving for the Good, for...