Wednesday Giveaway - Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment
At the end of the age, will our works in this life have bearing
on our salvation? And if so, how?
That is the question addressed by this week’s giveaway, the
just-released Four Views on the Role of
Works at the Final Judgment.
In this new addition to the Counterpoints series, Robert N.
Wilkin, Thomas R. Schreiner, James D. G. Dunn, and Michael P. Barber present
four perspectives on the place of works at the final judgment. Those
Wilkin - Works will determine rewards but not
salvation: At the Judgment Seat
of Christ each believer will be judged by Christ to determine his eternal
rewards, but he remains eternally secure even if the judgment reveals he failed
to persevere in good works (or in faith).
Schreiner - Works will provide evidence that one
actually has been saved: At the
final judgment works provide the necessary condition, though not the ground for
final salvation, in that they provide evidence as to whether one has actually
trusted in Jesus Christ.
Dunn - Works will provide the criterion by which
Christ will determine eternal destiny of his people: Since Paul, Jesus, and the New Testament writers hold together
'justification by faith and not by works' with 'judgment according to works',
we should not fall into the trap of playing one off against the other or blend
them in a way that diminishes the force of each.
Barber - Works will merit eternal life: At the final judgment, good works will be
rewarded with eternal salvation. However, these good works will be meritorious
not apart from Christ but precisely because of the union of the believer with
Through a discussion of Biblical texts, these four
contributors debate the age-old question: What must I do to be saved?
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answer to this question: What actions or practices come to mind when someone mentions "good works"?
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