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March 12, 2017 “Faith vs. Works”

As we settled into the self-examination of Lent, Pastor Tracy examined a concept in scripture that generates a lot of confusion: the idea of “justified by works.” (Romans 4:1-5 & 13-17.)  It has been used over the centuries to support theologies of reward and punishment by God, but those theories are in direct conflict with the core idea of unconditional love. On the other hand, if our good works aren’t necessary to “earn” God’s love, why do we do them at all?  Listen and learn.