28 October 2009

Opinion Poll - October 2009

'Work out your salvation' (Phil 2:12) means that we should merit salvation by our works.

  • True 2 (5%)
  • False 34 (95%)
Total votes: 36. Poll closed.

Comment

In Phil 2:12 the Apostle Paul does not contradict what he states so clearly in Ephesians 2:9, namely that salvation is not of works. Yet so many Catholic defenders irresponsibly appeal to Philippians 2 to support the Roman Catholic doctrine of merit.

Paul is not telling the saved to merit by their works what God gives by his grace! No, but he appeals to the saved, to work, for that is God's purpose for his people, even as Paul explains in Ephesians 2:10.

See: Work out your salvation