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Genuine Saving Faith

Tom Angstead February 22, 2012

Taken From John MacArthur Study Bible

 The Character of Genuine Saving Faith

2 Corinthians 13:5

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Evidence that neither prove nor disprove one’s faith

A.Visible Morality   Matt 19:16-21, 23:27

B.Intellectual Knowledge Rom 1:21, 2:17ff

C.Religious Involvement Matt 25:1-10

D.Active Ministry Matt 7:21-24

E.Conviction of Sin Acts 24:25

F.Assurance  Matt 23:

G.Time of Decision Luke 8:13-14

 

2.The Fruit/Proofs of Authentic/True Christianity

A.Love for God PS 42:1ff, 73:25, Luke 10:27, Romans 8:7

B.Repentance of Sin PS 32:5, Prov 28:13, Romans 7:14ff, 2 Cor 7:10, 1John 1:8-10

C.Genuine Humility PS 51:17, Matt 5:1-12, James 4:6,9ff

D.Devotion to God’s Glory PS105:3, 115:1, Is 43:7, 48:10ff, Jer 9:23,24, 1Cor 10:31

E.Continual Prayer Luke 18:1, Eph 6:18ff, Phil 4:6, 1 Tim 2:1-4, James 5:16-18

F.Selfless Love ! John 2:9ff, 3:14, 4:7ff

G.Separation from the World 1Cor 2:12, James 4:4ff, 1John 2:15-17, 5:5

H.Spiritual Growth Luke 8:15, John 15:1-6, Eph 4:12-16

I.Obedient Living Matt 7:21, John 15:14ff, Romans 16:26, 1Peter 1:2,22, 1John 2:3-5

 

If list 1 is true of a person and list 2 is false, there is a cause to question the validity of one’s profession of faith.  Yet if list 2 is true then the the top list will be also

 

3.The Conduct of the Gospel

A.Proclaim it  Matt 4:23

B.Defend it    Jude 3

C.Demonstrate it Phil 1:27

D.Share it  Phil 1:27

E.Suffer for it  2 Tim 1:8

F.Don’t hinder it    1Cor 9:16

G.Be not ashamed  Romans 1:16

H.Preach it  1 Cor 9:16

I.Be empowered  1 Thess 1:5

J.Guard it  Gal 1:6-8