HAVE YOU HEARD?
Have you heard that salvation is absolutely free. It cannot be bought or earned by good works. It is the gift of God. Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Please note the expression, "freely give us all things." The word freely means that what is given to us in Jesus Christ is given without any regard for any thing we have done. We do not deserve it. Salvation is given to the true believer in Jesus Christ out of pure grace, pure unmerited favor. There is absolutely no meritorious conditions attached.
Notice also these things in Christ are given to the true believer in Christ. We do not purchase them. We do not earn them as wages. We have absolutely no claim on God for them. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Sin earns the wages of death, spiritual death, eternal separation from God in the awful lake of tormenting flames. But, eternal life is a pure gift given to the true believer in Jesus Christ. It is a gift from God. It is a gift motivated by everlasting, immutable love. Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Have your received Gods gift of eternal life?
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Friday, March 04, 2011