TRUTH the other side of a MYTH
Pew Forum’s 2010 US Religious Knowledge Survey reveals that only 19 percent of Protestants believe that salvation is through faith alone. The over- whelming majority require a combination of faith and works. Unfortunately the evangelical church is inundated with the teaching that works are necessary for salvation. Gaining, proving, or sustaining salvation by works is in fact a myth, not supported from Scripture. That teaching is a perversion of God’s Truth, misleading, distorting, and confusing God’s communication to the lost world and the Church.
We must HOLD FAST to the Truth of God’s Word concerning Saving Faith!
Distinguishing Possessing Life from Experiencing Life
Jesus differentiated possessing spiritual life from experiencing abundant life (John 10:10b). This book addresses those distinctions first in the conversation between Jesus and the rich young ruler and second in Jesus’ exchanged-life teaching of saving life by losing life. In each case when Jesus said, “Follow Me,” His call never referred to salvation; rather His appeal was a call to discipleship for those who were already saved. Jesus’ instructions to the rich young ruler were two-directional: first, going to possess spiritual life and second, returning to follow Jesus in discipleship in order to experience abundant life. Jesus’ exchanged-life teaching is embedded within His calls to discipleship. Experiencing an enriched life is only available to believers who choose to follow Jesus in discipleship; they Choose to Live in intimate fellowship with Him.