I am a blues guitar player and a follower of Jesus. This blog is about music,especially Blues, theology, humor, culture and anything else that rolls through my brain.
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Friday, October 11, 2013
Listen and Believe!
are justified freely, for Christ’s sake, by faith, without the exertion
of our own strength, gaining of merit, or doing of works. To the
age-old question, ‘What shall I do to be saved?’ the confessional answer
is shocking: ‘Nothing! Just be still; shut up and listen for once in
your life to what God the Almighty, creator and redeemer, is saying to
his world and to you in the death and resurrection of his Son! Listen
and believe!’” Gerhard O. Forde, Justification by Faith (Philadelphia, 1983), page 22.
Some people asked Jesus "What must we do, to be doing the works of God?
Jesus answered them, This is the work of God, that you believe in him
whom he has sent." (John 6:28-29) People want to do everything but
believe and yet this is what God wants you to do.