Re: Battle Talk ~ Battle Royale VIII
Originally posted by Turbo
Were works ever required for salvation?
Something that will be important for each of the participants will be to define "works." Otherwise they could argue around each other and never get into the issue.
Are works simple good deeds? Are works deeds done for a church? Is choosing to believe in Christ a work?
I think works are a flesh thing. They are demonstrative of the spirit. Good works show the spirit is leading the flesh, while bad works show the flesh is leading the spirit. So works are merely an observable symbol of an underlying truth.
Choosing to believe in Christ is not something done with the flesh. It is a pledge to direct your will to Him. Directing your will is a movement
of the spirit, not a work
of the flesh.
So defining the term "work" is important. I hope the debate participants do so early.