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How does the context shed light on this passage? The entire letter to the Galatians is a warning about starting down the path that leads to the Pharisees. In the last chapter Paul is sort of summarizing building on points he establishes earlier. The illustration of "sowing" can be seen as making an investment. Just as a farmer hopes that his investment ...


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The note for John 5:29 in the John MacArthur NASB Study Bible (MacArthur is Calvinist) says: Jesus was not teaching for justification by works (see 6:29). In the context, the "good" is believing on the Son so as to receive a new nature that produces good works (3:21; Jas 2:14-20), while the "evil" done is to reject the Son (the unsaved) and hate the ...


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There is no more teaching a "salvation by works" in this passage than in the epistle of James: in line with Jesus' teaching that you will know the righteous by the fruit they bring forth, those who are saved will bring forth good fruit - ie good works - and those who are not will bring forth bad fruit. Does this mean all works performed by someone saved are ...



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