I believe that scripture/The Bible is the inspired
word of God, Given to men to guide and help us. I also believe the
word became flesh and dwelt with us in the form of Jesus Christ.
God's Word is inerrant. it speaks to our lives today as it did thousands of years ago.
To be honest not much has changed we are the same way we were only our technology has changed.
Salvation by Grace Not of Works
Ephesians 2:8-9 MKJV
(8) For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God,
(9) not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Salvation is gift of God, Anyone who believes
and is baptised in Christ has received salvation from God.
Salvation cannot be earned as some would have you believe. keeping the law will not help. because if you live by the law then you are under the law.
Grace surpases the law in that it no longer brings you under the curse of the law. The law had requirements which needed to be fulfilled but
we are unable to keep the law. As we break the law in one case we have failed all the laws.
God saw fit to place the requirement of the
law on Christ, thus making Him the fulfillment of the laws requirement. All
Sins penalties were met in Christ thus
making Him the perfect sacrifice. He died to take away the sins of the world. and to make those who believe in Him for salvation. Free from the penalty of the law.
Thus grace now comes in and makes us acceptable to God as chindren of God. The law was unable to bring salvation to anyone otherwise Christ would not have had to die.
Remember he prayed "Father if there be any other way!" Well as you know He went to the cross and fulfilled the requirement. So there is no other way then.
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