“Protestants say we’re saved by faith while Catholics say we’re saved by good works. But what does Scripture say? The Bible is clear – it’s neither. And it’s both. At the very same time.” Marcellino D’ambrosio
Like any relationship, it’s not a slam dunk. God gives us an option clause until our final hour.
When Martin Luther removed the grey from eternal life, he deprived millions from the truth of God’s life.
Protestants have too little mystery and too much legal fiction. We’d sing Austin Myles, “For there’s a new name written down in glory, And it’s mine, O yes, it’s mine! With my sins forgiven I am bound for Heaven, Never more to roam” and instead of being pumped, it saddened me. Someone from the pulpit shouted, “Do you know that you know that you are saved.” The best I could muster was, “I hope, that I hope that I hope.” This feeling wasn’t a lack of faith but the Holy Spirit guiding me to the truth of the Gospel.