'By Grace you are saved' Tagged Posts (Page 3)
No one witnessed the resurrection, but many have experienced it. No one can explain the resurrection, but many feel the effects.
We get so caught up in living for ourselves, that we put Him aside as a side-dish or just ‘a part’ of our lives. How tragic!! Praise God that Jesus didn’t have the same attitude that we so often have. He completed the work He was sent to do, and as a result brought glory to His Father (John 17:4) and has offered us the only source of salvation (John 14:6) from an eternity…
God invests into all those who turn to faith in Him, and continues to do so because of His love and mercy for us.
This claim eliminates all other ‘religious’ pathways to God. It negates the validity of all other claims and indeed, excludes all other so called prophets and deities.
What do we say of those who have professed to be Christians, and even showed a lot of evidence in their lives, yet choose to go their own way, not ever appearing to ‘return’ to the Lord. How do we explain that?
So how is one declared righteous or justified before God? We have no hope given what He demands is absolute perfection. However our hope doesn’t rest in our work, but the work of Jesus on our behalf. Rom 5:1 says “since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”. It’s through faith in the work that Jesus has done for us that we…
How do you define a spiritual gift when, for example, there are people who are very good teachers but not Christians? And if someone with those attributes becomes a Christian, do those skills automatically become a ‘spiritual gift’.
“What is the Cross of Christ, then? Well, first, it is that doctrine which is the center of His holy religion, the Doctrine of the Atonement. “
When we grasp even an ounce of the incredible mercy of God in saving us, despite our rebellion towards Him, we will not place demands on God any more.
Pride is the main obstacle in our hearts that stops us coming to God. It is the spiritual disease that puts the focus on oneself and not on God. It is a condition that is inherit in all of us.