YOU ARE THE MOST INFINITELY VALUABLE THING ON EARTH
EPHESIANS 2: 8 - 10
(PAGE 1708 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST said, "Let your light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven"
Christ has called none of us to be secret disciples. We are
called and commissioned to live and work in such a way that our
influence for Him can be seen and felt.
Systems of religion have been developed around the little word
"works." Actually there are only two systems of religious faith.
One is that salvation is obtained by doing good works. The other
is that we are saved by the good work done by Jesus Christ on
Christianity is the one faith not based on a system of good
works. Even under the umbrella of Christianity there are some
denominations that have not grasped this. Many who lean toward
the Christian faith still labor under the confusing concept they
have to do something to merit God's favor.
We are not saved BY works but we are saved TO work.
Belief that salvation is by works makes God and man both look
It makes man look bad because it presents us as doing everything
we do in order to try to get something for doing it. It robs us
of the simple joy of doing good works in Christ name out of
uninhibited joy for what He has done for us.
It makes God look bad because it represents Him as a God who can
be bought off or in effect bribed. It makes Him appear as though
He is an overlord who awaits payoffs.
New life doesn't result OUT OF good works but it results IN good
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