For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. — Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
This lesson was created January 22, 2016. What is the importance of this lesson? It is hard for a person to fully understand God’s way of salvation without understanding about His grace. Many people would insist their own ways of salvation based on their good deeds and efforts to keep the law. However, the Bible says:
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:23 KJV
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Isaiah 64:6 KJV
If you happen to see a man in a car accident, and he couldn’t do anything to save himself, and he could not exert any effort to help himself to stand up and go to the hospital because he is almost dead; and you helped him and brought him to the hospital, that is a demonstration of grace.
The point is that we are all helpless sinners, unable to save ourselves. However God demonstrated his mercy for us, and saved those who believe by grace. Salvation is a gift of God, and no one works for a gift.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8 KJV
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Romans 11:6 KJV
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