Saved By Grace Through Faith : So Do Works Matter?

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Saved By Grace Through Faith: So Do Works Matter? By Ivan Seito Amago | Submitted On January 30, 2013 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Ivan Seito Amago 1. How Did It All Begin? In the Christian religion, one of the themes that are central to its belief system is the theme of "Salvation". It all began in Heaven when Lucifer (now called Satan or devil) was dismissed from Heaven for stubborn rebellion against the divine government of…show more content…
Salvation is also a "person or thing that saves." (ibid). Christians believe that Christ is the Salvation or Saviour of the world. In the Holy Bible, salvation is saving man from the consequences of sin, of which death is the greatest penalty that almost everyone fears. Biblical salvation is the deliverance from sin and eternal death through the atonement or atoning death of Jesus Christ. Salvation from sin is the need of every human heart because the bible says in Romans 3:23 that "for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Also, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23). So far as the biblical Plan Of Salvation is concerned, Jesus Christ, the second Person in the Godhead, is the foundation and the central part of the plan. 3. Salvation Is By Grace And Not By Works What is GRACE? Grace is the unmerited favour of God toward man. In other words, we do not deserve the favour God has shown us in sending Jesus to die in our stead to pay the penalty for sin. Sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4), God 's moral law. God 's law is immutable as Himself, therefore breaking of His law (commandments) requires the life of the lawbreaker. That 's where Jesus has to step in to become our substitute, died in our behalf about 2,000 years ago to meet the requirements of the law. Hence we don 't have to die the eternal death

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