Grace through Faith

Grace through Faith
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GRACE THROUGH FAITH – Ray E Horton

Some people believe that “all” are saved because of grace, and others believe that we are saved by our good works or performance (including water baptism or church affiliation), but scripture is clear that both are wrong.

Must Be Received through Faith

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one should boast” (Eph. 5:8-9). “Grace,” which saves us, was accomplished by Jesus with His cross and resurrection. But it must be received “through faith,” not our own good works.

Provision for all, but our justification doesn’t come until we put our faith in what He did for us

We know that God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4). And Jesus made provision for the salvation of “all” through His death and resurrection. But our justification (forgiven and thus declared innocent and placed in right standing with God) doesn’t come until we put our faith in what He did for us, and, unfortunately, some do not.

Apart from Our Good Works

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and so we rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Rom.5:1-2).

When we are saved, we are able to stand firm in His grace, which we accessed by faith in Jesus alone, apart from anything we could do, and have peace with God now and the joy of our knowledge (our blessed hope) of one day being with Him in glory.

 

Ray E Horton

Serving the Lord as encourager, reconciler, intercessor and prophetic teacher of God's Word, primarily in person and on Facebook, as well as writer and editor. Beyond, or as part of, the Ministry of Reconciliation that we are all called to, I am serving the Lord and His people as a minister of prayer at a local church, and encouraging the brethren locally among people I know, and worldwide on Facebook

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