Faith and Works
Any man that has faithfully preached the Gospel of God’s wonderful and marvelous grace (found only in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ) has probably been accused of being an antinomian.
This term refers to one that is without law….one that cares not for the “works of salvation”.
I can without reservation say that faithful men of God’s calling DO care for the works of God’s salvation.
The problem in the mind of carnal man: is that there is a misunderstanding concerning what these works actually are!
The works that are associated with God-given faith are not the feeble efforts OF MEN trying to earn some sort of right standing before the Trice Holy God, but are actually GOD’S works which are evidences of His presence.
The works that are connected with true faith are these…Love, Joy, Peace, Long-suffering, Gentleness, Meekness, and Kindness.
All that we have ever done has been mixed with sin, but the work that God, for Christ’s sake has done (in His people), is a work that brings honor, glory, and praise to the Son Of Righteousness.
It is the WORK OF GOD, and not the works of men that is associated with true faith.
By Marvin Stalnaker