The Issue of Sin (1 of 5)

If it is true that the vast majority of Christians in the western world believe in a doctrine of salvation by works, then it is inevitable that they will, to one degree or another, seek for evidence of these “islands of righteousness” within themselves and others. For, if you accept a doctrine of salvation by works then the only assurance you can have of your saved status is evidence that you have done said works. And, since these false doctrines are human centered, the only real source of assurance is how we compare to others. Am I kinder, more compassionate, more generous, less judgmental, more spiritual, less hateful, and on and on than this person or that?

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