The Importance Of Being Saved By Grace

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Register to read the introduction… When God came to earth as Jesus, perfect in all His ways, he was killed. This was all part of God’s plan. He was a living sacrifice to humankind that took care of our sins. “He paid the price. He satisfied the penalty of the law by dying on the cross” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Therefore, the only thing left for us to do is to trust what Christ has done on the cross, by faith. That is why the Bible tells us that “we are made right before God by faith” (Romans 5:1). Therefore, to be saved by grace means to be safe from the righteous judgment of God by the unmerited favor found only in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Grace is getting what we do not deserve from God. We do not deserve forgiveness of our sins, but he gives it to us through Jesus. We do not deserve to go to heaven, but we are able to do that through Jesus. So, to be saved by grace means that the judgment due to us because of our sin against God, i.e. lying, stealing, adultery, fornication, coveting, lust, etc., will not befall us; that is forgiveness. But in addition, we get what we do not deserve, being in the presence of God. Finally, the only way to be saved by grace is by putting your trust in what Jesus did on the cross. Christians believe that real transformation happens when one accepts Christ in their heart and the Holy Spirit dwells in their …show more content…
God promises in John 3:16 eternal life, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (NIV). The Christian worldview teaches us that God is love and that we must be the same way. Christians are given the hope by leaning on God for his strength instead of our own. God promises to never leave us. The most confusing thing about Christianity is that one is to have faith in someone that cannot be seen. Most people cannot wrap their mind around trusting something that they cannot see. Hebrews 11 gives us a great description about having faith that we cannot see. Christians spend their life knowing that they are made in the image of God and that they are to imitate Him and His actions. Knowing this, Christians will think out a situation and pray before moving forward with a situation. Most go to God for guidance instead of acting on their own …show more content…
It is the strength of God that help to carry on and move forward. Prayer is powerful. God does not always answer us when we want Him to, but He does hear us and in His time He will move on what we ask Him for. Personally, my decisions have not always been led by God, but I do frequently ask Him for guidance and for His advice. When I do something that is not of his liking, I talk to God about it and ask Him to help me through the situation and ask for forgiveness. I often praise God and thank Him, even in the bad times to let him know that I am still His child and that I understand that I am going through life just as He outlined it for me.
Conclusion
There is no one greater than God. God sent His Son to earth to take on our sins so that we could have eternal life. We are given so much opportunity with God and can do nothing without Him. All we have to do is have faith and trust in God’s promises and he guarantees that “everything will work out for our good” (Romans

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