Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting biblical answers to tough questions

Q: The Bible says we are saved in our spirit, doesn’t that mean that God doesn’t care what I do with my body?

A: Hmm, not so much! You see, there are two errors that we can make when it comes to God’s perspective of our daily life. The first is to assume that God expects me to earn His favor by making right choices. This false perspective is corrected by verses such as Ephesians 2:8-9 and Romans 4:5, which clearly teach salvation by grace alone through faith alone. The opposite error is to assume that God doesn’t care how we live, so long as we ‘believe in Jesus’ or ‘pray a prayer.’ This persp...


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