Great Sermon! Faith without works is dead.
Except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish.
Then shall I say unto them (workers of iniquity), I never knew you.
If you HAVE faith, you will want to do the things God wants you to do, because it is at point of faith that the Holy Spirit comes and lives inside of you.
Jesus may qualify salvation solely by faith, but do not make the mistake of thinking that faith is just saying "I believe." True belief in Christ changes a man - if you have not experienced that change, do you truly have faith?
Salvation by grace He who believes has eternal life. Jesus qualifies salvation solely by faith, not works before or after. We should naturally progress in good works, but this doesn't qualify or define what faith is.
Jim Lincoln (12/22/2016)
Not a slave of Christ? You're not a Christian! This is ---more or less-- the transcript for the sermon---at least starting with the second paragraph, ¬∂ http://tinyurl.com/hqxp753 ¬∂ The sermon is later than then the the transcript.! There's a very good correlation between the two, but not perfect. ¬∂ [Billy Graham type evangelism]' . . . conveys the idea that salvation is some momentary transaction that secures forever but doesn't necessarily transform your life and does not involve acknowledging Jesus as Lord of your life and submitting your life to Him. That kind of thing is behind most contemporary evangelism. You listen. When do you hear someone say, "Are you willing to commit your life to following Jesus?" When do you hear someone say, "Are you willing to repent of your sin and bow your knee in submission to the Lordship of Christ? Are you willing to allow Jesus Christ to take over as King and Ruler of your life?" What you hear is accept Christ, receive Christ, make a decision for Christ. Now I want you to understand that this is a major issue because I believe, in my cases, what it creates is a whole mass of people who think they're saved but they're not. [!]' ¬∂ If you don't repent, make Christ your Lord---you are not saved!
Widely known for his thorough, candid approach to teaching God‚Äôs Word, John MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker, and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. John and his wife,...