Works Salvation? Revelation 14:12

Works Salvation? “Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.” Revelation 14:12 (NASB)

Christian response,

Jesus’ Commandments are the subject here, not the Covenant of Law/the Decalogue and no one keeps the Commandments of Jesus unless they have first established relationship with the Father by grace through faith in Jesus as Lord and received the indwelling Holy Spirit who walks them in obedience through sanctification. It is the indwelling Holy Spirit who is Guarantor of relationship with the Father (Ephesians 1:13-14) and it the Holy Spirit and Jesus and the Father who keep the faithful from stumbling and ensures their endurance in the faith to the end (Jude 1:24-25; John 10:28-30). No one possess the indwelling Holy Spirit in the New Covenant unless they have first established covenant relationship with the Father by faith-belief-trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord who died to pay their sin-debt (John 3).

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