I attended church at a New Covenanter Reformed Theology Baptist Church (that is not the church name, just their affiliation and their theology) last Sunday, and the pastor's topic was Mark 9:43-50, which I am quoting here in full: Personally, my take on it is that this is speaking of gospel obedience, or practical sanctification, or whatever you want to call it. At the conclusion of his message, it seems the pastor also sees this as having to do with practical holiness. But he also said that "life" is eternal life, or the life that one gets in eternal salvation, heavenly life, for lack of a better term. And that is because he also says Jesus speaks of hell in these verses. What is your take on this ? I am asking because this seems to suggest that eternal salvation is by works, if this life is the eternal life we can get by being eternally saved.