Faith Alone Confuses Our Understanding of Salvation

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon Journey

Being totally open and honest about most things is almost impossible for us humans. Throw in God and the Bible and we can create monsters…or at least intolerably opinionated people. I don’t want to be one of those. I hope I’m not being one when I question the notion of “faith alone.” I do know it puts me in opposition to thousands of people and hundreds of so-called theologians who are committed to this idea. That’s really what it is – an idea. It’s an idea that finds no grounding in scripture or in actual spiritual life. Yet, it is defended over and over as truth. To me, it is a “truth” that causes major confusion.

Here are quotes that are supposed to make sense: 

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This all sounds so good. But, this is how I interpret what these good men say: “You are saved by faith alone, though you are not saved by faith alone.” Confusing! 

In an attempt to make sense of “faith alone” they create confusion. Thus, thousands of people are confused…and paralyzed in their faith. 

It’s a sad state of affairs. 

I pray God’s grace will guide you into a clear place. 

Dr. K