“For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God. Not of works least any man should boast. For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them”
These are remarkable words!
Every soul must be saved in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven – to go to Heaven.
No man or woman past, present, or future will go to Heaven if they are not saved.
You and I must be saved from the wrath of Almighty God that is going to come upon us unless we are forgiven.
We must be forgiven of our sins; our sins are too numerous to count. All of us have sinned. We have all turned aside from following what is true and holy. We have all chosen to sin and are doomed to eternal damnation in Hell if we are not saved.
Jesus, the Christ, became a man though He was fully God! He suffered on the cross to pay our debt of sin; He rose again from the dead to prove to all humanity for all eternity that He is God – the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
He rose from the dead and has proved that He ALONE has the power to forgive sin and save our souls from the eternal, conscious damnation that is the result of the wrath of God.
It is because of God’s grace that we can be saved from the wrath of God. God’s grace is God’s favor toward us; instead of destroying us for rebellion and sin against Him, He offers us GRACE. He offers grace because of His great, great love for us. His grace provides salvation from His wrath for our sin – we can be saved! We can be born again!
All that is required of us is that we BELIEVE His Gospel message. Because of God’s grace, we can be saved by simple faith in Jesus Christ: in His death and resurrection!
Repentance is also required. We must repent of our rebellion and sin. We must bear fruits that show that we have truly repented and turned to Christ.
The result of repentance and faith in Christ is that we will do good works. When we repent and believe the Gospel, God changes our hearts. When our hearts change, we begin doing the right things – things that honor Christ. Our behavior, speech, thoughts, and emotions are transformed through the power of Christ’s Spirit. We no longer seek to do the wrong, sinful things that we used to do.
Beloved of the Lord, are you born again? Are you saved? Has the grace of God transformed your wicked heart into a heart of obedience?
The Lord God of Israel loves you. It is because of His love that He offers you His grace to escape the conscious, eternal damnation of Hell. You must repent and believe – you must put your faith in Christ. When you do this, His Spirit will enter your heart, and you will begin to live a transformed, holy life.
May you know the grace of God and be saved.
The LORD bless you.