Saved By God’s Mercy (Grace)

The limits of God's Mercy

“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

A great many fables concerning eternal salvation have grown up in the buildings we call “the churches.”

These fables sow deception and confusion among those who, usually with the best of intentions, congregate in the churches.

One of the BIGGEST fables has to do with the person choosing God and receiving eternal salvation as a sort of lovely parting gift.

A person does NOT “make a decision for Christ.”

Man does NOT choose God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus was VERY clear on this point.

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
–John 15:16

This can be found elsewhere in God’s Word.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love”
–Ephesians 1:3-4

However, when one informs certain of the church folk of this biblical point, they grow highly agitated in their disagreement–particularly if you mention that God KNOWS now who will be saved and who will not.

“I don’t even know myself.  How could God know?”

“God knows EVERYTHING.”

“What about John 3:16?”

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
–John 3:16

“Yeah, what about it?”

“It says WHOEVER BELIEVES has everlasting life.”

“And that’s true.”

“So, if I say I believe then I’m NOT saved? Is that what you’re saying?”

“Maybe you’d say you believe but you didn’t. God will knows whether a person is just saying he believes or whether he REALLY believes or not. God knows now. We are saved by GOD’S MERCY, not by our “decisions.  Old Testament, New Testament: a man was saved, it was due to God’s mercy.”

Having faith and believing are prerequisites to being saved–not salvation itself.

God’s GREAT mercy and grace are what saves poor man from eternal damnation.

And so, a GREAT MANY believe they will “make a decision for Christ” and choose Jesus.

ALL who believe this are already deceived.

Particularly all those who wait until they have squeezed every drop the world has to offer out of life before “making a decision for Jesus.”

“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

IS the reader waiting before he “comes to the LORD?”

WHY is the reader waiting?

There is NO good reason to delay eternal salvation–unless one does not believe in eternal salvation.

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 20, 2021.]

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