Doing some reading on repentance, I found this sentence which swallows repentance up in faith.

This emphasis on repentance has important implications in understanding the Reformation teaching of faith alone. When we say we are saved and justified by faith alone we understand that term faith to mean a repentant–faith.

Why not take that thought one step further, to say that we understand (because the Bible teaches it) that the term faith also means an obedient faith?

See how Paul frames the letter to the Romans with the defining phrase, “the obedience of faith” (Romans 1.5; 16.26). This in the New Testament book which is the Protestant canon within a canon, thanks to Luther, and where justification by faith alone is supposedly taught.

If an argument can be made for repentant faith, so can one be made for obedient faith.

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