One's natural inclinations, in- tellectual prowess, and emotional responses can often be deceptive. This is especially true in the area of this book's subject. The pendulum of personal beliefs regarding the function of grace, faith, and works tends to swing to an extreme, either far right or far left, depending upon multiple variables. It is amazing how circumstances and life's stages affect this.The extremes lack "the-salt-of-the-earth" quality spoken of by Christ. The light set on a hill, that should welcome the wayfaring wanderer, is ablaze with danger or smoldering with apathy. Consider the extremes of grace, faith, and works. Grace to an extreme tolerates sin. Faith to an extreme promotes a religious humanism (Man is a god because he controls God by faith-he simply speaks the word of faith and God must obey.). Works to an extreme creates Pharisaic tendencies (self-righteousness and hypocrisy). The remedy for extremism is to find the biblical balance of grace, faith, and works in daily living. That is the motivation for this book, not to become the authoritative voice regarding how you must live, but to challenge extremes and offer direction in seeking a biblical balance.
Author: Larry Monroe Arrowood Publisher: Woodsong (Formally Prince of Peace Publishers Published: 04/15/2016 Pages: 194 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.64lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.45d ISBN: 9780989229142