Yesterday, 08:22 AM
First off, Ender, don't take this personally, because I already know you are not interested in what I have to say and will not find this post enlightening nor helpful in the least. I am not talking to you. I am talking generically and just using some of the statements made in your post as inspiration, as a jumping-off point, for some thoughts which are my own.
OK? Are we cool with this? OK. Please don't take any offense, and feel free to ignore this post entirely. In fact, please do.
Let me quote what I think is a relevant scripture on this matter:
"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."