Without faith you can't please God - but with inspiration you can please God more (joyous?)

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Gottservant

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Hi there,

Pleasing

So I have really nailed what it is that confuses me, when people say "without faith you can't please God" and "you can't achieve salvation by works": their sentiment is respectable, and their earnestness admirable, but there is a problem with the way, in which they give no way out. You are given no option, it is believe faith (which is an oxymoron) or surrender to God (which may not be what He is asking). But there is a way to understand both these things, from the perspective of inspiration.

Inspiration

If we look at inspiration, which we had when we just started out in faith, we realise that it is actually possible to please God more. How? By taking His Word and doing something with it, something great! We all have the kernel of this seed, when we believe, we trust that we are going to get beyond "sin" and reach "righteousness", and not only righteousness, but righteousness informed by judgment, which intensifies and expands our righteousness, to be more than we could ever have expected it to be.

Works

So it is our "inspiration" that is super-abounding, even as God Love and Grace are super-abounding towards Us. This has a novel effect on our works, too! Our works, become "inspired works of the Holy Spirit". In other words, our Salvation comes to mean more than it originally did, in fact, our works impress God. That is what the whole Great White Throne Judgment is about, we think we are presenting our works to Jesus on His Throne, but God is within Him and reveals openly what we thought would remain a secret.

Assessment

So then, if our works impress God and our inspiration remains strong: greater works than Jesus will we do. This is because, as He said, He is going to the Father. That is, in an Earthly sense, Jesus is going to make the Power of God (to inspire and do good works, even great works) amplified by the Great White Throne. We crush the Devil doing this, because he was not expecting that any kind of good would come from a dead man on a cross. But we have the Resurrection, our works have already been started, and are on their way to being completed in Christ Jesus. This is the mystery! How could anyone do, what Jesus empowers us to do and if we do it together, does the world not become aware that we are His disciples (in doing it)?

So I hope this has been of some encouragement to you, that your inspiration is not lost, nor your greater works forgotten - and above all else, that God is extremely pleased with you.

God bless.
 

Windmillcharge

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You are given no option, it is believe faith (which is an oxymoron) or surrender to God (which may not be what He is asking). But there is a way to understand both these things, from the perspective of inspiration.
Your problem is that these sayings are biblical.

Hebrews 11:6 New International Version​

6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Ephesians 2:8+9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do

it is believe faith (which is an oxymoron)
Your understanding of faith is wrong.
Hebrews 11:111 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
You need to realign your belief to what the bible actually teaches and not what atheists tell you it teaches.