Tag: Ephesians 2:8-10

Whose Works — God’s or Ours?

09 God's Works or OursLast time, we examined Ephesians 2:8-10 verse-by-verse.

This time, we’ll examine the same passage as a unit to see the interplay between God’s work and ours. Continue reading

The Sequence of Faith and Works

08 SequenceEphesians 2:8-10 is another great Pauline passage to show the proper relationship between faith and works. Continue reading

What God Really Offers

Offering giftAs we saw earlier in this series, the Watchtower teaches that in order to obtain God’s approval, Jehovah’s Witnesses need to maintain righteous behavior in this life and eventually progress to moral perfection by the end of Christ’s millennial kingdom.

What they fail to realize is that there is no way human beings can ever by self-effort become righteous enough to meet God’s standards. If we try to establish our own righteousness—that is, if we try to generate sufficient righteousness by self-effort and dedication—we are thwarted at every turn by the dead spirits we inherited from Adam. Continue reading

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