The Bible tells us we are saved by faith and God’s grace, and not by our own works.
It is God who saves us. We don’t save ourselves. We’re saved by God’s grace.
People urgently need to hear this. Many Christians and non-Christians duo not know this.
Our Christian leaders talk about morality or helping the poor, politics inside the church or politics in the secular realm, doing miracles or being blessed. Or merit.
Merit has nothing to do with it. Deserving has nothing to do with it. We simply didn’t deserve it.
That’s the definition of grace. God does some marvelous thing, not because we deserved it, but as a generous gift.
He did this. We did NOT do it ourselves. We didn’t save ourselves. It wasn’t our own good works or religious observances that saved us. No, what counts is what God did.
Ephesians 2:8. for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Ephesians 2:9. not of works, that no one would boast.
2 Timothy 1:9. who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
Titus 3:5. not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
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