Saved Through Grace

Saved by Grace

Ephesians 2:8,9  ‘For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works lest anyone should boast.’

What is the grace of God?  It is the unmerited or undeserved favor of God toward sinful man.  As the verse says, we are saved by grace through faith – not of works.  If it was by doing good works there would be no need of grace, and no necessity for Jesus to go to the cross as payment for our sin.  Also, it would be impossible to determine just how many or how much good works would be required to qualify a person for salvation.  Sadly, the concept of grace is one which many people cannot accept – they want to somehow earn or deserve the right to be saved or go to heaven.  Their intellect or pride won’t allow them to even consider receiving eternal life without it being on the basis of merit or accomplishment.  Although they may not fully understand it, God has made it simple enough that even a child’s faith is sufficient to result in salvation.  Most people consider themselves as basically ‘good’, or certainly not bad when compared to the worst of society.  However, God’s plan of salvation excludes the idea of being ‘good enough’ or deserving it on any such basis.  It is not based on what we can do or are, but only on the basis of what Christ did for us on the cross of Calvary.  Our sin debt has been ‘paid in full’, and all that’s required is to accept the ‘gift of God.’  The only conditions attached are that we acknowledge our sinful condition and need of forgiveness, believe that Jesus died as payment for our sins, and by grace receive God’s gift of salvation.  Could there be a more gracious offer or plan than this? Comments welcome..Please scroll down

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