Why do so many Christian "spin-off" religions, not believe in "Salvation through Works"?
It seems these non-Catholic so called "Christian" religions want the "lazy man's way to salvation"...ie: believe in Jesus, get baptized and repent? Great hillbilly logic.
Catholic charities bear the brunt of most charity work. (Look it up, Catholics contribute the most charity in the world by a large margin in dollars and man-hours) Even Catholic's hospitals outnumber all the fallen away's institutions.
- Rai ALv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
The Orthodox Christian Sects do, it's something that lost popularity after the Reformation.
So the answer to "why" is tradition. I guess the new Christian Sect's Founding Fathers may have thought people would still help those in need. & many do in a variety of ways.. but their motivation is slightly different.
.Source(s): Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
- ChildoftheKingLv 77 years ago
In order to get into God's heaven, you have to go by his rules. Apparently you don't
have a clue about that.
The Old Testament Law was based on works. They couldn't save you but made you
aware of the sins you were committing so you could offer sacrifices for them.
When God sent Jesus to be the ultimate sacrifice, it nullified having to do"works".
If you can borrow a bible somewhere, see if you can find Ephesians 2:8,9 that tells
you that by grace are you saved; not by works, lest any man should boast. Then
read the whole book of Galatians, where there were some people trying to mix the
works of the law as part of salvation, just as you are doing; but the author is telling
the people not to listen to that false teaching. Jesus Christ did it all so we don't have
to. It doesn't matter how much contributions a person, church or organization makes,
it doesn't add up to salvation. See, your boasting is what Ephesians 2:9 was talking
- Anonymous7 years ago
I am Muslim, but I know the bible says it is not by works alone lest any shall boast. So the works of Catholics mean little. They are first off not believers in one God which is necessary.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Salvation through works contradicts too many passages in the New Testament.
Surely you knew that?
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- JenniferLv 47 years ago
Unfortunately, the attitude of getting something for nothing is a desire that is prominent today more than ever.
- DonnaLv 77 years ago
@ signpost. I beg to differ, Jesus never knew what a Christian was.
- SignPostLv 47 years ago
Actually Jesus said He HATED the catholic doctrine.......... Revelations 2 verse 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deed of the Nicolaitans, WHICH I ALSO HATE.............(Nico is the greek word for conquerer.... Laitanes is the word from which we get our word laity. The word, therefore, means "conquerors of the laity."..... It is the begining of priesthood or the ecclesiastical control of individual churches.....and Jesus said He hated it...)
when a church leaves its first love, it begins to turn its attention to ecclesiastical power and influence. When its leaders talk about church loyalty they are actually demanding loyalty to themselves....political power and social prestige usually follow.
- Moe Ham AbdulLv 67 years ago
Hog-wash! Satan shore got a burr under your saddle don't he.
- Miss BeeLv 77 years ago
because u cant 'buy a stairway to heaven'.