Re: Once Saved Always Saved (Osas) Is It Supported By God's Holy Word? Pt. 1
Justify means to clear of guilt, remove sin.
Originally Posted by notuptome
Knowing this.......do you still want to go with, "Himself" as your answer?
It was the 'action', or works of Abraham that justified him. His 'works' cleared him of sin.
Can works alone clear one of sin? No!
Can faith alone clear one of sin? No!
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Let's read what God said about Abraham....
 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son.
Abraham had faith.....
 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
And Abraham performed works.....
 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
Now you talk about faith AND works working hand in hand. The SAMETHING is needed today.
We have to BELIEVE God's words....then
We have to DO what those words tells us to do!
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.