Surely nobody has the slightest doubt about what this means? Without obedience, it is useless, absolutely useless! No salvation without it. No further progress without a deeper obedience. Not a single step further on the way of life without obedience.
God gives grace, but for what purpose? Precisely for this one reason: obedience! If we imagine anything else, then we are only deceiving ourselves and will come to regret it bitterly one day. Everything that is needed in order to be obedient can be found and obtained in Christ Jesus, so we are without excuse.
You may be interested in reading more on our topic page about obedience to the faith , or by clicking on the articles below. Spurgeon may also be of interest. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Here too there are tales of nonviolent resistance. There is a powerful story of an Israelite king, Saul, who had to deal with an underground guerilla whom he thought of as a terrorist, named David. And David, with a very small band of underground guerillas, went off, hungry and desperate, and found food and protection at a sacred shrine, where they asked the priests to let them eat the show-bread, the lehem [ha]panim , the sacred bread placed before God, because they were desperately hungry.
And the priests fed them from the sacred bread. When Saul heard about this, he said more or less , "Anybody who harbors a terrorist is a terrorist!
But the bodyguards refused. His own bodyguards, yet they refused to murder these priests. An act of nonviolent civil disobedience against an Israelite king, not an Egyptian Pharaoh. The tales of the prophets are filled with moments of nonviolent resistance to illegitimate uses of power by Israelite kings.
Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either. I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous.
Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be! But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you?
You of little faith! But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. Do you still have no faith? But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.
Bring him to Me! I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not. Faith Not Sight Manufactured Citizens The Unavoidable Process. Autonomy were an American band from Los Angeles. While Vedran K. Douay-Rheims Bible For we account a man to be justified by faith, without the works of the law. Darby Bible Translation for we reckon that a man is justified by faith, without works of law.
English Revised Version We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Webster's Bible Translation Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Weymouth New Testament For we maintain that it is as the result of faith that a man is held to be righteous, apart from actions done in obedience to Law. World English Bible We maintain therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
Young's Literal Translation therefore do we reckon a man to be declared righteous by faith, apart from works of law. Acts Through Him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the Law of Moses.
Romans Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the Law.Mar 30, · Off of their legendary crust anarcho punk album "In a few hours of madness." Image tastefully done (in my opinion, I never cared for those "Obey" stickers.