Tag: Romans 4:4-5 (page 1 of 2)

Do We Have to Earn Our Salvation?

Bible teach Ch 19

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Can we earn our salvation by our works?

The Watchtower’s answer to that question is, “No.”

Based on that, an unsuspecting Christian might well think, “Oh, I guess the Watchtower accords with Paul.”

Not so!

Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses this question: “Do we have to prove worthy by our works in order to obtain salvation?”

If they are honest, they should answer that question, “Yes.” Continue reading

Did Jesus Preach the Watchtower’s Kingdom Message?

Bible teach Ch 4

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After the discussion of the Watchtower doctrine that Jesus is a created being, the rest of “Bible Teach” Chapter 4 covers Jesus’ life and ministry. Most of this you can agree with and continue to build bridges. However, there are some points you will want to challenge.

Assertion #4: Jesus preached the same message that the Watchtower does today Continue reading

Letting Go

33 Letting GoIn dealing with Jehovah’s Witnesses, there are three areas in which you will eventually have to let go:

  1. Discussing a specific passage of scripture
  2. Focusing on a specific topic
  3. Meeting with the Witnesses altogether

Let’s talk about each of these. Continue reading

Declaring an Ungodly Man Righteous

06 Righteousness for the UngodlyRomans 4:-4-5 contains the heart of Paul’s teaching about faith and works.

Here’s how I recommend you discuss that passage with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading

Biblical Salvation: Righteousness from God to Save Us from the Penalty of Sin

Salvation - Sin debt forgivenImagine for a moment that you owe someone a staggering amount of money—let’s say a billion dollars. There is no way that you would ever be able to pay it off. In order for you to be rescued from this predicament, a very wealthy and generous person would have to pay it for you.

Of course, the sin debt we owe to God is not monetary, but moral. Nevertheless, the principle is the same. No amount of good deeds on our part would be sufficient to atone for our sins. We need a Savior whose righteousness far exceeds our own. Continue reading

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