What does the Confession mean that good works are done in obedience to God’s command? What are the essential characteristics of a good work? How do good works show evidence for a true and lively faith? How do good works show thankfulness? How do good works strengthen assurance? How do good works edify the brothers? How do good works adorn one’s profession? How do good works stop the mouths of adversaries? How do good works glorify God? Are good works essential to salvation? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, and Kyle discuss WCF 16.2:
These good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith: and by them believers manifest their thankfulness, strengthen their assurance, edify their brethren, adorn the profession of the Gospel, stop the mouths of the adversaries, and glorify God, whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto, that, having their fruit unto holiness, they may have the end, eternal life.