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  1. Clay says:

    Regarding the “law and gospel” debate illustrated in your first set of links, I do think many evangelical/fundamentalist churches send a message, sometimes implicit, that we have to live up to a certain standard of morality before we can be acceptable to God. Many have reacted against that message by emphasizing faith (expressed in terms of passive acceptance) of Christ’s finished work on the cross, and de-emphasizing works as having anything to do with our salvation. Christians have to figure out a way to hold faith and works together in a way that is scripturally balanced. I think we can learn alot from the Eastern Orthodox picture of salvation being like a dance. We don’t earn our invitation to the dance – it is freely given by God and accepted by faith. But it IS a dance, with God leading us. So it is not enough to simply accept the invitation to the dance but not actually dance. Salvation from God requires cooperation and participation on our part.

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