SALVATION IS GOD’S GRACE! YOU HAVE NO PART IN IT EXCEPT TO RECEIVE IT BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS.
(Eph 2:8-9) “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
IF A MAN CAN BE SAVED THROUGH HIS GOOD WORKS, ALTHOUGH BIBLICALLY AN IMPOSSIBILITY, IT CANNOT BE COUNTED AS GRACE BECAUSE HE EARNED IT AND THEREFORE DESERVE IT. HOWEVER, TO THE MAN WHO DOES NOT WORK BUT TRUST GOD WHO JUSTIFIES THE WICKED, HIS FAITH IS CREDITED AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
(Rom 4:4) Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
(Rom 4:5) However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.”
YOU SEE, AFTER YOU RECEIVE CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR AND NOT DIE (LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REPENTANT THIEF ON THE CROSS), YOUR FAITH WILL ACCOMPLISH THE GOOD WORKS GOD PREPARED FOR YOU TO DO.
(Eph 2:10) “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
YOU SEE, IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE GOOD WORKS GOD PREPARED FOR YOU TO DO, HE WORKS IN YOU THE WILLINGNESS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS WILL.
(Php 2:13) “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”
GOD’S GRACE WHEN PREACHED AND UNDERSTOOD, CAUSES OVERFLOWING THANKSGIVING TO THE GLORY OF GOD!
(2Cor 4:15) “All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”