The Great Christian Dilemma  


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The Great Christian Dilemma:

Faith V Works
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I keep seeing these two words taught and discussed.  And like much religious teaching and discussion … he takes me back to this:

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And then “teaching” …

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Love is okay – but which “love” do you really mean:“storge” or “philia” or “eros” or “agape”?

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And then this:

Solomon and “that baby”

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An argument over love.

Framed between two “prostitutes”.

Just as Faith v Works is framed between

“what do you want me to do”
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“how much are you prepared to pay”

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To get my eternal life
Do I do it this way or that way … ?
And if both …

How much is necessary …?

 

Is not love.

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And if eternal life is MY prize – if doing “good works” is MY penance and/or motivation …

Am I any different to those I think I must save by

MY good works … ?

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This isn’t love

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Nor is this

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Nor is this.

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Because the debate over

“Faith V Works”

Is not love.

It is this:

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Solomon saw “good works” as this …

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GSHJ often sees my “good works” as this …

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Which is why I now don’t see “good works” at all …

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And that is totally liberating!

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