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Short Answer From Protestant Reformed perspective, once you have a genuine saving faith (properly defined) you can never lose it. Either you have it or you don't. Our work doesn't contribute to it. The growth has to do with our love response to Jesus (see long answer below). Saving faith has to do with justification, not to be confused with other aspects ...


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.”


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 ...


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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