Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final JudgmentJames D. G. Dunn, James D. G. Dunn, Michael Barber, Robert N. Wilkin, Thomas R. Schreiner, Robert N. Wilkin
Through a discussion of Biblical texts, Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment presents four perspectives on the role of works at the final judgment. Part of the Counterpoints: Bible and Theology series, this book explores these varying opinions in a way that ... Read More
Author Robert N. Wilkin believes that 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).
Thomas R. Schreiner writes that 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.
Author James D. G. Dunn tells us that 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.
Finally, Michael P. Barber explains that 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 Him.
Page Count: 240
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 9, 2013
- UPC: 9780310490333
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 234
- Publish Date: Jul 13, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL006000"
- ISBN: 0310490332
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