Hot topic for application which is for examining ourselves in the faith: Since judgment is coming on the House of God: How does one obey the Gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? Romans 10: 15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So what voids faith today? Romans 4: 13For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, Romans 11: 5Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. Colossians 1:20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Hebrews 4: 1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world..... 9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. If God be willing, let the prunings of dead works the deny Him begin by His grace.... Just in case readers are thinking I am selecting a particular denomenation: Dead works that voids faith: #1. The Commitment to follow Christ (given at altar calls to save themselves) Galatians 5:1 John 1:12-13 Ephesians 1:12-15 #2. Seeking a continual filling of the Spirit when we are already filled and thus saved. Matthew 9:17 Colossians 2:5-10 #3. Seeking another spirit to receive even if they call that spirit the Holy Spirit 2 Corinthians 11:1-4 #4. Seeking another baptism of the Holy Spirit that comes with evidence of tongues Ephesians 4:4-6 1 Corinthians 12;13 #5. Seeking to be identified as a Law Keeper such as "Sabbath Keeper" while condemning others for not keeping the sabbath Philippians 3:8-11 #6. Roman Catholicism Hebrews 4:1-3,9-11 #7 Promise Keepers program Galatians 3:1-3 Romans 10:1-5 That's pretty much covering all the denomenations so I am not singling out a specific one as you can see. Anyone else care to continue to prune or to contest the pruning list above?