Saved By Faith --- "Just Like Abraham"

In the religious world, a very large number of folks claim to be saved by “faith only.” They believe that salvation is in Christ separate and apart from any act of obedience on the part of the believer. In fact, they pride themselves on being saved by faith “just like Abraham.”

In Romans 4:3, Paul indeed tells us that “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted unto him for righteousness.” However, it does not say that Abraham was accounted righteous apart from his obedience to the will of God. In Romans 4:12, Paul speaks regarding those “who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had.” If anyone claims to have “Abrahamic faith,” they must be willing to “walk” in the steps of that obedient faith (James 2:20-24; cf. Romans 1:5; Romans 16:25-26).

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Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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