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Christians and all those who believe they are made in God's image

If you were made in His image and He is full of Grace and works, why do you believe you are only need His Grace and not have to work to obtain it?

God works day and night to sustain us, to provide for us and to dispose every affair big and small. What makes you believe you don't have to work towards pleasing him and entering into paradise?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:33 AM on Jun. 17, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Its not that we don't believe in doing works. Loving God makes you WANT to do the works. The saying "by faith not works" means that you can't NOT love God and still work your way into heaven. That you have to do the works with the love of God in your heart. Its basically another way of saying you can't "good" your way into heaven. You have to have the change of spirit and the love of God.
    At least, that's what the typical Christian usually believes...I think... lol
    (I'm not a typical Christian)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:02 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • If he has to work that hard he's not much of a god.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • First of all the made is God's image refers to the fact that we are eternal beings capable of fellowship with the divine. 


    As far as working to please Him.  The best way to describe or explain this is this, God is perfect right.  Since He is perfect His holiness is perfect as is His love.   Because He is holy He can't just ignore sin.  Holiness and evil can not coexist.  But because His love is also perfect He made a way for us to be forgiven.  Jesus death on the cross.  Because God's love is perfect we can do nothing to add to it nor take away from it.  We must only accept it.   Our good works come from gratitude for His love and from His love being lived out in us. 


    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 11:43 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • Because in scripture, He tells us that we are not capable of doing any work to earn His grace. We should strive to work to show His work in us to others, but it can't get us to Heaven.
    callmeann

    Answer by callmeann at 7:00 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

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