– Excerpt from Steve McVey, 52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday
Salvation is not a matter of you giving your life to Christ. In fact, it has nothing whatsoever to do with what you have given God.
Grace revolves around what He has given us, not what we give to Him! You receive eternal life not because you gave Christ your life. You receive eternal life because He gave you His Life! The distinction might seem subtle, but it’s important.
It is the nature of the religious perspective to focus on what we do instead of what our gracious God has done. . . .
Salvation is God’s work. Our response to Him is because He initiated the whole thing. We love because He first loved us. Grace means we are merely recipients of what He did through Jesus Christ. He is the initiator, activator, and perpetuator of our salvation. From start to finish, it’s Him. . . .
There’s nothing for us to do except believe it and say, “Thank You very much!”
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Every day in October I’m sharing a short quote on grace from a favorite book.
- Own weakness to find strength
- Does it matter if Jesus is divine?