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Four views on the role of works at the Final Judgment / Robert N. Wilkin, Thomas R. Schreiner, James D.G. Dunn, Michael P. Barber ; general editor, Alan Stanley ; Stanley N. Gundry, series editor.

Book Book (2013.)
Description: 234 pages ; 21 cm.
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 2013.
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  • ISBN: 9780310490333
  • ISBN: 0310490332
General Note: Includes indexes.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents: Christians will be judged according to their works at the rewards judgment, but not at the final judgment / Robert N. Wilkin -- Justification apart from and by works: at the final judgment works will confirm justification / Thomas R. Schreiner -- If Paul could believe both in justification by faith and judgment according to works, why should that be a problem for us? / James D.G. Dunn -- A Catholic perspective: our works are meritorious at the final judgment because of our union with Christ by grace / Michael P. Barber -- The puzzle of salvation by grace and judgment by works / Alan P. Stanley.
Summary: Through a discussion of Biblical texts, this book presents four perspectives on the role of works at the final judgment including: Robert N. 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). Thomas R. 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. James D. G. 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. Michael P. 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 him.
Authors: Stanley, Alan P. (Added Author). Wilkin, Robert N., 1952- (Added Author).
Citation: Stanley, Alan P. "Four views on the role of works at the Final Judgment." Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 2013.

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