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The false doctrine of salvation through works or personal merit is exposed and refuted.

If you believe that works are necessary for salvation then please interpret the following verses for me:

John 6:28-29 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the One he has sent.”

Romans 3:21-26 21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.

Ephesians 2:8,9 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9not by works, so that no one can boast.

Romans 3:27-28 27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Titus 3:5 He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

2Timothy 1:9 who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace.

Romans 4:4-5 4 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. 5However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.

Galatians 2:16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.

Galatians 2:21 “I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”

Galatians 5:4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

Galatians 3:22 But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.


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The Calvinist John Piper on Final Salvation by Works

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The Calvinist John Piper on Final Salvation by Works


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Gal 1:1  Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

Gal 1:2  And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

Gal 1:3  Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

Gal 1:4  Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Gal 1:5  To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel

Gal 1:6  I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto ANOTHER gospel:

Gal 1:7  Which is NOT ANOTHER; but there be some that trouble you, and would PERVERT the gospel of Christ.

Gal 1:8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach ANY OTHER gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, LET HIM BE ACCURSED (ANATHEMA ACCURSED OF GOD)

Gal 1:9  As we said before, SO I SAY AGAIN, If any man preach ANY OTHER gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be ACCURSED (ANATHEMA,ACCURSED OF GOD).

Gal 1:10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.


For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare [are] not fleshly but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. And they will be ready to punish all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. (2 Corinthians 10:3-6) Number 345 © 2017 The Trinity Foundation Post Office Box 68, Unicoi, Tennessee 37692 November, December 2017 Email: tjtrinityfound@aol.com Website: www.trinityfoundation.org Telephone: 423.743.0199 Fax: 423.743.2005
John Piper on Final Justification by Works
By Timothy F. Kauffman and Tim Shaughnessy

In every generation there arise men from within the church who stumble into the Roman Catholic view of justification, and having stumbled, then attempt to import that Roman Catholic error into the Church of God so that the children of God might stumble with them. John Piper is just the latest in a long line of such men, and he will not be the last. Remarkably, on the eve of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Piper attempts to show that neither the Scriptures nor the Reformers held to final justification by faith alone apart from works. On September 25, 2017, Piper published “Does God Really Save Us by Faith Alone?”3 In the article, he maintains that initial justification is by faith alone, but introduces a concept that is completely foreign to the Bible: the concept of “final salvation” on the basis of our works and obedience. He writes, “In justification, faith receives a finished work of Christ performed outside of us and counted as ours — imputed to us…. In final salvation at the last judgment, faith is confirmed by the sanctifying fruit it has borne, and we are saved through that fruit and that faith.4
In Piper’s view of final salvation, he makes a distinction between justification and salvation in which we are justified by faith alone apart from works at the beginning, but we are saved by faith plus works at the end. He writes,
These works of faith, and this obedience of faith, these fruits of the Spirit that come by faith, are necessary for our final salvation. No holiness, no heaven (Hebrews 12:14). So, we should not speak of getting to heaven by faith alone in the same way we are justified by faith alone.
Essential to the Christian life and necessary for final salvation is the killing of sin (Romans 8:13) and the pursuit of holiness (Hebrews 12:14).5

Read rest of review here http://www.trinityfoundation.org/PDF/The Trinity Review 00331 345PiperonFinalJustificationbyWorks.pdf

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Lordship Salvation vs Free Grace Salvation

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Saved by Grace alone-A Biblical Analysis of Lordship Salvation

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A Biblical Analysis of Lordship Salvation

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Chapter 1Introduction
The Relationship Between GRACE and WAGES
The Relationship Between GRACE and DEBT
The Relationship Between GRACE and REWARD
The Relationship Between GRACE and MERCY
The Relationship Between GRACE and FREE JUSTIFICATION
The Relationship Between GRACE and BOASTING
Chapter 2The Relationship Between GRACE and WORKS
The Relationship Between FAITH and GRACE
The Relationship Between JUSTIFICATION BY GRACE and WORKS
Chapter 3The Relationship Between GOD’S GRACE and ANTINOMIANISM
The Relationship Between GOD’S GRACE and LEGALISM
The Relationship Between GOD’S GRACE and LORDSHIP LEGALISM
Chapter 4What is the meaning of the term “Lord”?
How is the term “Lord” used in the New Testament?
What are the Old Testament terms for “Lord”?
How is Jesus addressed in the New Testament?
Chapter 5Regarding the Lordship salvation issue, how important is it to find the proper Biblical balance?
Can Christ be a person’s Saviour but not be a person’s Lord?
Can a person “make Christ Lord”?
When Christ is preached to the unsaved, should He be preached as Saviour only, or should He also be proclaimed as Lord?
What is the significance of Romans 10:9-10 in the Lordship salvation debate?
Chapter 6Can a true believer receive Him as Saviour but reject Him as Lord?
Does every true believer surrender to Christ’s Lordship?
Does a new believer understand the full implications of Christ’s Lordship?
Is Lordship Salvation is misnomer?
Can unsaved people surrender to Christ’s Lordship?
Chapter 7Can a believer in Christ be carnal?
Is it possible to misidentify an unsaved person by using the label of a carnal Christian?
Can a true believer continue in sin?
Can a true believer live, at least for some time, as an unsaved person?
Can the degree of fruitfulness vary greatly among believers?
Chapter 8Does the Bible give us specific examples of saved persons who did not surrender to God’s Lordship over their lives but rather rebelled against God’s Word and God’s authority?
Lordship Failures
Chapter 9Is there a danger in not making the proper Biblical distinctions between justification and sanctification?
What is the relationship between saving faith and sanctification or holy living?
Chapter 10What is God’s requirement for salvation? What must a sinner do to be saved?
Should we change the terms of salvation in order to promote holy living?
What is the distinction between a requirement for salvation and a result of salvation?
What is saving faith?
Chapter 11Other Links that Relate to This Topic
Lordship Salvation Requirements – What do Lordship Salvation advocates say a person must do to be saved?   How does this line up with Scripture?


Saved By Grace AloneA Biblical Analysis of Lordship Salvation  Go to First Chapter
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