Archive for the Grace vs. Works Category


Christian suffering and sacrifice is not a path to salvation!

Salvation does not require Christian suffering Neither Christian suffering nor Christian sacrifice beyond that which Christ already suffered on the cross are required for salvation, but the kingdom requires sacrifice and sometimes Christian suffering. Salvation does not require anyone to live in poverty.  No Christian really believes that in order to receive salvation he or […]

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Salvation is a gift but the kingdom is a reward

Salvation is free! It’s the reward that costs. Salvation is a gift received by grace through faith but the kingdom is a reward received by works Salvation is a gift, the Word of God never teaches that we can receive it by works. Nobody can buy salvation, Jesus already paid for it.  He bought and […]

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Gods gift to the Son

Gods gift to the Son points to Eternal Security Gods gift to the church is the Son, but Gods gift to the Son is the Church. God the Father gave those who He saved as a gift to His Son Jesus Christ. “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me […]

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Eternal security and the health of the body of Christ

Eternal security is often attacked by many Christians because they are not comfortable with the implications of  a “baring all rules free for all salvation”. This is understandable however we must be careful not to base our Christian beliefs on the implications of rejecting them but on the weight of biblical evidence that supports them […]

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Predestination and salvation

Predestination – no afterthought Predestination determines that the salvation that God offers was not an afterthought, but a purposeful, planned act. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom […]

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Gift of Salvation

The gift of salvation is not a wage for good works The gift of Salvation is just that, a gift, not payment for good works. Our own merits and works have nothing to do with God’s gift of salvation by grace. Since salvation is a gift from God by grace, then, we can never be debtors before God in relation to […]

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The Will of the Father

Doing the will of the father Doing the will of the father is the key to entering into the kingdom of heaven according to Jesus. In Matthew 7:21 Jesus stated “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” […]

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Pharisees, not righteous enough

Pharisees are out with the rest of us. In Matthew 5:20 Jesus stated, “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” He stated this after saying that He did not come to take away any part […]

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Eternal Security and Grace

Eternal security & Grace I grew up in a denomination that has the following phrase stated in its doctrinal statement. ”We believe that the gift of eternal life is a present possession of every true disciple of Jesus Christ, and that nothing or any person can take it from him.  However, it is a realistic […]

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Grace scandal

Grace scandal – Embrace it! Christians have never understood the grace scandal. It just seems too incredible to them.  The world knows so little of the principle of the grace scandal and the gifts of God.  We humans instinctively learn to “wheel and deal” and bargain.  All day long our minds are occupied with how much work we […]

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