Do My Good Works Matter If I Already Have The Righteousness Of Christ?

Episode 514 Show Notes 

From the Show

You are already justified if you have faith in Jesus. You already have eternal life. You are not going to enter into the judgment. You are not going to be judged because of your sins. Jesus was judged in your place so that you might have eternal life. But—and this is the beautiful thing—God still cares about how we live our lives. And we are going to be, as followers of Jesus, rewarded in some sense for what we’ve done in the flesh.

What that’s going to look like? I don’t know, but it’s going to be awesome.

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. Should Christians practice the Passover Seder? If we do, do we go back under the law?

2. In Bart Ehrman’s recent book, Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife, he claims that the Old Testament does not reference Hell at all, and in the New Testament, Jesus spoke of it only in terms of annihilation, not in the language of eternal suffering. Is this an accurate picture of the Old and New Testament teaching on Hell?

3. Why would we be rewarded for good works if we have Christ’s righteousness imputed to us?

4. If an unexpected expense comes, and you have to reduce tithing, do you pay the expense or tithe? Is it okay to help somebody in need instead of tithing when you run across someone in need?

Resources

3 Things to Remember When Thinking About Hell by Silverio Gonzalez

What Did Jesus Teach About Hell by Michael Allen Rogers

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