In my flesh dwells no good thing. I cannot acomplish salvation that is why Christ came. I put on His righteousnes, He put on my sin. He is perfect and in Christ I put on that perfection. This is my salvation. While it is impossible for this old man to do anything perfectly I can as I walk in the Spirit experience the manifestation of the new man imparted at the new birth."A child has perfect faith because he has just come from Heaven."- Huh? Were is that in scripture?
Well I am not sure about just coming from heaven but it is this child like type of absolute dependance and trust that God loves to see in us .
Mat 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
Mat 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
"You attain salvation through the grace of God, and with God, ALL things are possible"- AMEN! but were does our imperfect faith come in?
"Even our faith is a gift from God"- Where's our relationship with God?
Our relationship is that of a son. Our righteousness is that of Christ Himself, He is our wisdom, our sanctification and our redemption .All these were purchased by His sacrifice and we walk this life by faith.
Jesus was accepted ONLY because He was perfect- now God accepts us on His perfect sacrifice- but if we don't believe in Him fully, aka have imperfect faith, which is all an unsaved person can have since nothing good cn come from one unsaved, then how are we/can we be saved?
Triple Amen brother!Our "imperfect faith" is in a perfect Savior. That's pretty much the long and short of it. Our faith does not attain salvation, rather it is our response to Jesus's offer of salvation. God initiates, we respond, therefore we do not have to come up with a perfect expression of faith to receive from Him whether for salvation or any time after. A boy's few loaves and fishes were taken by Jesus to feed thousands. It was not the adequacy of the food which was offered, but the power of Jesus who took what was offered it and made it more than adequate. It is not the faith that saves, but the object of that faith, Jesus Christ, who saves.