Unpracticed Faith is Functional Atheism

Posted April 16, 2018 9:16 pm by Regis Nicoll

Unpracticed Faith is Functional Atheism

In “Is Grace Amazing or Appalling,” some readers felt I was advocating the cheap grace of faith without works. Although I should have been more clear, it was not my intent to suggest that human effort has no role in coming to Grace, and afterward. Rather, my point was that our works do not merit us grace or obligate God toward us.
So, then, what is the role and purpose of works in justification and our response to Grace?
Works and “Works”
Although the oft-quoted Pauline verse, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith,” discounts salvific works—that is, human

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