what is saving faith?

the question was posed at the begining of this week: can christians go to hell?

here are some of my thoughts thus far in no particular order:

– when Jesus says that if we believe in him we are saved, belief is not just mental acceptance of his existence and what he has done.  basically it is not simply knowledge of who he is.  demons have this as james says.

– it is a lifestyle of holding onto him, like we actually trust him, even more than ourselves.  John 15, remaining in him and that apart from him we can do nothing.  we trust in him more than what we can see in our own circumstances.

to be continued…

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2 thoughts on “what is saving faith?”

  1. Pastor Chuck Smith says abiding in the vine (John 15) is our wanting and desiring and obeying God such that we “stay under the spout where the blessings come out.” If we are not abiding, then if we are truly a Christian is questionable. I look forward to reading your additional thoughts 🙂

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