YOU CAN’T EARN SALVATION!

If Jesus paid our sin debt in full, why do many try to work their way into heaven? Jesus paid it therefore you can’t earn. Paul makes this point exceedingly clear in Ephesians 2:8-9, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” Now, this doesn’t suggest in anyway that we stop serving and giving God our time, talent, and treasure. However, Paul is simply clarifying that salvation is priceless and this gift keeps us humbled! Mark Roberts said, “Our works do matter to God. But we must never think of them as a means to earn what God freely gives: grace, mercy, love, salvation, new life. Good works come as a response to the activity of grace in our lives. Yet, we must always remember that our salvation does not come by our works. This means, among other things, that you don’t have to get it all right to be in a relationship with God. You don’t have to be perfect, or even close. You don’t have to have perfect, unfaltering faith. You don’t have to have perfect theology, as if this were possible for fallible humans. Rather, you need only to receive God’s grace in faith and allow it to transform your life.”

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About ljpinnock

I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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