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Old 05-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by BucEyedPea View Post
The ones that say, only acceptance of Christ is necessary for salvation.
That's a sort of a shorthand that we've developed to sum up the Five Solas, which were a building block of the Reformation. We say that salvation is offered: By Faith alone, by Scripture alone, by Grace alone, by Christ alone (or through Christ alone), for the glory of God alone. When we say that accepting Christ as our savior is all that's necessary for salvation, we're saying that while riding firmly in the saddle of the Solas.

We say that something else entirely, which we call sanctification, is that which is brought about by works.

In theory I suppose it sounds important. It split the hell out of the church. In practice it often sounds to me as though we're splitting hairs.

It's important to the Protestant position that while the choice to accept salvation is ours, all the work of salvation is God's.

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