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In principle, if there are more questions than there are works: something is wrong?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Gottservant, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. having someone else's faith (because they worked)

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  2. appreciating someone else's work (because they worked)

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  3. validating someone else's faith (because they had faith in work)

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  4. certifying someone else's work (because they had faith in work)

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  1. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    Hi there,

    So I posted this thread about the difference between faith and works, and I didn't get a single reply - so I thought I would take the tangential subject and clarify - for our sakes, if anyone - how long or far you can ignore the relationship between faith and works: before you get into trouble. The answer is simply this:
    This can be remedied, by the interposition of the Holy Spirit, who endures day and night to deliver the bretheren. If the Holy Spirit, is diminished by a question, He still has an answer; if the Holy Spirit is forced to remain silent, He has a comfort (in Christ, but also, for us).

    The point is, that as much as we try to impress the importance of faith in works, to our brothers and sisters, it is ultimately not up to us whether they hear us or not - I am learning this, as I write - but is an example of what Jesus suffered, when even His disciples did not understand that He was One with God.

    There is an extension of faith, in this that bears mentioning also: Jesus said He would make those who were a synagogue of Satan worship the true disciples and to know that Jesus loved them. If Jesus causes those who lie, to worship those who do not, how much more will the Holy Spirit force the unworking to appreciate the works of those who do and to publically confess the same faith that the Holy Spirit had in the believer for the sake of those works. We cannot be stopped - that is the aim!

    Jesus is pleased, with all this, because He wants to be known as One, in the God WHO IS ONE ()

    Thanks, for being with me in this; my praise for you in Christ, grows ever stronger, the more we discover the fruit of the Holy Spirit in each of us!
     
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  2. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic Supporter

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    Yep. Both faith and works are equally necessary and equally as important to get through a trial.

    There will always be huge mountains that are in our way in life, just as there will always be hidden blessings on the other side of those mountains.

    If we are fortunate enough to have people in our lives who can remind us that what we see in front of us is not all that there is, then we have a good shot at using their faith to get us through the hard parts.

    And if we have other people who are willing to be our cheering section as we walk through those hard times, then we have an excellent chance of finding that blessing that we cannot yet see.

    The important thing is to remember that we can do this alone (the hard way), or we can do this together.
    But we have a better shot at succeeding if we work together.
     
  3. Carl Emerson

    Carl Emerson Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean I am spending too much time on CF ???
     
  4. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    Exercising thought, is like work.

    I would say, if there is work on the basis of exercising anything: it's not without value.

    You would need to talk to the Holy Spirit, about it being without purpose, though?
     
  5. Carl Emerson

    Carl Emerson Well-Known Member

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    I was being light hearted... :)
     
  6. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    More context.

    quotes.

    LOL
     
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