This question is for those of you who disagree with my conviction that we need to believe in Jesus and follow him/obey his commands/love our neighbor in order to be saved. I clearly say that we need both right belief and right conduct, yet you seem to only hear the right belief part. For example, Susan warned yesterday that I “consider loosening [my] grip on gospel truth so that [I] don’t choke it.”
My question is why are you hearing only the belief part? Do you think that even asking the question concerning what we must believe will inevitably eliminate a corresponding emphasis on right conduct? Do you think that asking the question is unloving, and therefore a failure to follow Jesus?
I don’t believe that I have ever said what some of you say that I’m saying, and you would greatly help me if you explain why you are hearing that.
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