On the day of judgment, no one will hear pronounced from the throne, “Well said!”
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master'” Mt 25.21.
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Ignoring Bible texts about a subject is dangerous. Picking and choosing texts will deny the will of God. For example, you can’t read a passage like Ephesians 2.8-9 without acknowledge others like Hebrews 5.9.
“Truth demands action, not just mental acceptance. And, while many religious folk act as though “works” is a dirty word unrelated to salvation, Jesus taught otherwise. My works cannot save me, but God’s works do. When I do what God commands, I am doing God’s works, and that is essential to salvation.” —Weylan Deaver
The Lord’s supper recenters us. It draws us back to the reason for God’s action among men. It focuses on why God became flesh and the goal of our faith, the salvation of our souls and that of others, 1 Pet 1.9.
Jesus refuses to judge in some cases—when it feeds our greed. “But Jesus said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator between you two?” Lk 12.14. God saves eternally, rather than solving our petty problems.
Baptism is not our Savior. Only God and Jesus Christ are called Savior. Neither is grace, or faith, or repentance called our Savior, but all these are necessary for salvation. The Lord uses these to save us. It is proper to affirm that “baptism saves us” 1Pt 3.21, because all these are necessary for salvation. But they are not the Savior.