Saved by Faith
Jesse M. Hendley
Now friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to
Romans 3:8. We are studying the great Epistle to the
Romans. It is the most massive book ever written on
salvation in which God gives His mind, through the apostle
Paul, on exactly how to be saved. So make up your mind to
learn the contents of the book of Romans. It will tell you
how to be saved. God's plan of salvation, not man's; not
mine, but His. We can't go in by man's or ours, personally,
but by God's salvation. Be determined to master this book.
Stay with it till you understand God's terrific plan of
salvation. It is wonderful to know.
"Saved by Faith"
Paul says in verse 8, "And not rather, (as we be
slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let
us do evil, that good may come? Whose damnation is just."
The apostle Paul went out preaching that you are not saved
by what you do, but by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. So
the people who thought you were saved by what you were
doing, or how you performed, said, "Paul is saying by his
preaching that we can just do evil and out of evil comes
good." But, of course, that is contrary to the Gospel. Paul
said the people who said that, their condemnation is
deserved. God is going to judge them for saying, "Let us do
evil, that good may come." We are not saved by doing at
all. We are saved by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.
A lady came to me and talked about being in some difficulty
in the loss of two friends. As we talked, I could tell she
was talking about a grandmother who was, evidently, a very
godly woman who loved the Lord. I talked to her about
salvation first, because that's the first problem. When we
get that one solved, the other ones will be solved in the
right manner. But if we solve all our other problems and
don't get the problem of salvation solved, we will be lost
forever. So, as she talked about her grandmother and how ...
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