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Philippians 2:12-13, Paul writes, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his purpose.”


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I assume you're referring to faith as the ongoing trust in God's promises that leads to participating in God's plans and works, rather than the faith in Christ that leads to Salvation. I like to describe faith as a spiritual muscle. Just like any muscle, it can be strengthened by exercise. In James 1, we learn that trials test our faith, increasing our ...


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I think I can answer this question by quoting a related question I asked on the Biblical Hermeneutics site, and the corresponding accepted answer: Question Is faith a gift or earned through spiritual practices? On the one hand, 1 Corinthians 12:9 seems to claim that faith is a gift: 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are ...


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Faith that works by love and purifies the soul. Faith that takes God at His word when He said: Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, Faith that believes that God indeed is able to save us from the horrible pit into which we have fallen, faith that ...


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Protestants who believe the Bible to be God's inspired word carefully study all that it says on the matter of faith, and those who have the kind of faith the Bible advocates discover what God's righteousness is all about. That protects them from the vain supposition that a person can do anything to either become righteous, or to merit righteousness from God. ...


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Short answer The kind of 'faith' that justifies is our personal TRUST in Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior, not simply agreeing intellectually to a few statements about who Jesus is (see my other answer). The Bible teaches us how we should obey Christ as Lord and how we should be thankful to Christ as Savior. That much is clear. But how do we know we ...


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This is how I see the issue. First of all, there is a passive voice in which the subject is patient, it means we are raised along with Jesus through faith in the Power of God. If we understand that nobody is asked to believe in the power of God as the object of the saving faith. We believe IN CHRIST. This being said, the faith Paul is taking here is the ...


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