Is Faithfulness More Important than Faith?
Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez
Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. How do I enter into a relationship with Christ? 2. In the book of Malachi, we read that God told the Israelites to test him in regard to offerings. However, in the books of the law, He told them not to test Him. I realize that these verses are not part of the same context, but how should we reconcile them? Is there a time when I should test God? 3. In the parable of the talents in Matthew 25, the master tells his two faithful servants, “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.” I’ve always heard our salvation is through faith, like trust, but when I read these words, it almost sounds like a reward for faithfulness. Is faith the same as faithfulness? Is our faithfulness more important than our faith? How should we understand this parable? 4. Why do Christians have an Old Testament in their Bibles if we’re supposed to live according to the New Testament? 5. Recently I have been thinking about forgiveness and when it should be implemented, should we as Christians forgive people before they ask or wait until they ask for it? Sometimes people never ask for forgiveness. Resources: "Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification" by Sinclair B. Ferguson. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core.