Here is a closing thought regarding good works from the Confession: Though our good works cannot save us, and cannot gain favor with God—beyond that which we have through faith in Christ and in what He has done to save us—yet God is pleased to reward His people for good works (Matthew 25:21). That God would reward us for doing anything, since our best is less than He demands is fantastic enough.  But in the same way that an earthly father might reward a child for doing a...

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