A Free Gift
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Ephesians 2: 8, 9
King James Version
I have received a few very disturbing emails which stated that I needed to let my readers know that they had to do something to be saved. I submit to you on the authority of the Word of God that there is nothing you can do to earn your salvation. It is a free gift from God. If we could do something to be saved, then it would not have been necessary for Jesus to suffer for us and die on that cruel cross of Calvary.
It is God's amazing grace and love which lifts us out of the stench and garbage of our sins and washes away all the filth. Please don't let anyone deceive you into thinking that if you are just good enough you will be saved. That is a lie straight from satan!
People who think they are good enough to be saved apart from the cleansing, atoning blood of Jesus are not only deceiving themselves, they are calling God a liar. God says that salvation is a free gift from Him and not of works so that we can't boast. Do not listen to people who tell you that you have to work to earn salvation. Flee from them because they are telling you something that is against the Word of God.
If you have never opened your heart to the Christ of Calvary, then I urge you to invite Him into your heart right now. There is no better time to be saved than right this minute. Give your heart and life to Jesus. It will make Him happy.
January 17, 2006
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