HOW TO BE SAVED BY GRACE

Everyone has faith in something. It takes more faith not to believe in God than to believe in Him. If you are placing all of your faith in yourself as your savior, how is that working out when it comes to a loneliness and searching within that you cannot satisfy? Being one's own savior in autonomy may seem like a safer place—but only to a person who does not know about God's grace.

You can't earn it. It is a gift from God through Jesus who came as God in the flesh to pay the penalty for our sin. He hates sin worse than any mere human, yet He humbled Himself to the point of death on a cross to suffer in our place. By the power that rose Jesus from the dead (even with His tomb guarded by Roman soldiers), He is ruler over all, so nothing can separate us from the love of God when Jesus Christ is our Lord. Even demons tremble at the power of Jesus toward those who believe.

Such grace alone comes as a gift from God through faith alone in Christ alone. Prisoners are set free within by such grace, but a captive has to want this forgiveness of sin on God's condition and not his own. A person can sometimes believe in the kindness of such a miraculous offer without submitting to Jesus as Lord. But God's grace is only granted to those who want a relationship with a pure, moral God, while guaranteeing hell for "those who love lying." Which kind of person are you?

For anyone who would like a relationship with Jesus of Nazareth, the risen Savior is very much alive today. Jesus is the One who was tempted in all things yet without sin, the God who is the Good Shepherd who knows us by name, the only Incarnate God of Love whose blood cleanses from all sin, who came for sinners and defeated death, the Lord who will never abandon His own. This gift of a relationship with Jesus comes as a result of wanting such a Savior by God's grace. No yoga prayer stance will acquire this gift of grace from God, and no amount of human consciousness can attain the moral excellence or "perfect spirituality," as neo-pagans call it, that Jesus Christ of Nazareth offers you through His victory over death and sin. No amount of therapy can empathize with sorrow like Jesus, the Man of Sorrows, who wants to live inside your heart by the Holy Spirit and “make all things new." The pure God of the Bible is the only God who can truly make a person better.

Would you accept God's grace and forgiveness of sin through Jesus and let Him make you new? Would you be willing to get to know a holy God, unlike yourself, through the only Bible written over a span of 1500 years by over 40 different authors, from kings to fishermen, fulfilling over 300 prophecies from the Old Testament to the New through Jesus? Would you like to know a God who hates sin with no deceit found in Him? Such a God wants to be your Friend if you would just surrender to His grace toward those who believe that Jesus paid it all. Such grace is free, but it will cost you your life. Saving grace is always accompanied by a love for Jesus and sincere contrition of the heart, to repent of sin and go God’s way. It has to begin with being honest with yourself and being honest with God.

“He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it.” Matthew 10:39

"Come to Me all you who are weary…and you shall find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29

"He has saved us not on the deeds which we have done in righteousness but according to His mercy…” Titus 3:5

"That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:7

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

". . .God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5

(Bible verses supporting what this page teaches: Romans 6:23; John 10; Isaiah 53; 1 Corinthians 15:1-10, 24; Matthew 15:17-20; Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 1:13, 19, 21; Ephesians 2:2, Ephesians 5:3-5; Romans 8:38-39; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Philippians 2:8,10; Galatians 5:16-25; Matthew 5:17; Luke 13: 3,5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Timothy 1:15; James 2:19; Revelation 22:15; Psalm 50:21; Isaiah 55:9; 1 Peter 2:21-23; John 8:32; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 11:29; John 12:25; John 15:14-15; Romans 6:15)