Friday, August 26, 2016

SAVED BY GRACE - By John Baker

By John Baker

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:8-10

An essential truth that must be understood in a study of  salvation is that we are saved by grace. Someone defined God's  grace as receiving from God that which we do not deserve,  could never earn and can never repay. We are not saved by  who we are or what we have done, but by Who God is and  what He has done on our behalf. "For He hath made Him (The  Lord Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we  might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (II  Corinthians 5:21).

According to Paul in I Corinthians 15, the good news by  which we are saved is that Christ died for our sins according  to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and rose again the  third day according to the Scriptures. We are to accept this by  faith. Saving faith is trusting God in spite of the circumstances  or the consequences. The wonderful part about it is that this  salvation is available to anyone. We read in Titus 2:11 that,  "the grace of God that bringeth salvation (makes salvation  available) hath appeared (or shines forth) to all men" (that is  all men without distinction). The only question that remains  dear reader is, have you appropriated this truth of salvation by  grace as your very own? If not, I would encourage you to do so  right now.


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