- May 17, 2012
What I gave was examples of God's free gifts coming with conditions and meeting the conditions did not earn God's free gift. So there is no merit in the argument that obedience to God's will is earning, or attempt to earn, God's free gift.Israel already believed in God and Noah was a righteous man and walked with God.
I do believe they knew God and were saved when they began to obey Him.
No comment on Naaman,,,,sometimes God heals persons as a testimony for those that do believe.
Is repenting a matter of obedience?
The way I understand it is that we obey God after we have come to know Him.
Jesus said we must be born from above .... a second birth/ or, as some believe, we must be born again and baptized. John 3:5
Jesus states many times that His followers must obey Him.
Repenting and turning are obedience.wondering said:Acts 3:19 says we repent and return to God and our sins are forgiven and then we are required to obey God.
Would Abraham still been justified by God had Abraham refused to obey God by moving from his home, Gen 12? No.wondering said:Abraham heard from God....
then he obeyed and moved from his home of Haran.