Saved By Faith Alone?

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The Apostle Paul argued in Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” In other words, being a Christian means being a “Christ follower,” and in our seeking to be like Christ we seek to be sinless.

Problem is, we can’t become sinless in this lifetime. Paul laments in Romans 3:23 that “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” and later calls himself a wicked man, doing what he doesn’t want to do. And so, God gave the Law so that we could know what sin, as Romans 3:20 states, “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” The law tells us what sin is, but it doesn’t save us. Paul goes on in verses 21-22, “But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”

This is grace! This is what frees us from following 613 commandments (not just 10) with fear and trepidation. We now have the Holy Spirit within the believer guiding us, and so we are free from the Law and live under Grace. Sin is rebellion against God, and with Jesus He changed what we were rebelling against. And so, we now live in a deeper, mature relationship with God than the early childhood of do’s and don’ts.

Romans 3:28-31, “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law... since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith. Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law." Do you now see how we are free from the law, but under grace remain faithful and are no longer in rebellion?

We get better at not sinning as Jesus works His sanctification in us, but we will not truly be sinless until we shed these earthly, fallen bodies and get our new glorified body up in Heaven.

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interesting ..
In Islam we say faith alone will not keep you
But by taking all the reasons
God does not cost you more than your energy
Thanks for sharing‏.

God means totality of everything

Couldn't agree more with your post. Normally I tend to be skeptical to a lot of the preaching i've read on steemit. But this is for me, spot on. We can't fully be without sin, but being a christian means that you never get comfortable sinning and settle with it.
Luke 9, 23: Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
We must daily choose to be christian and try to live after Jesus example. But we are, as you say not perfect. Therefore it's good to know that God's grace forgives us and helps us through this struggle.

Moar like this!

This is the christian doctrine. It is what makes us who we are in Christ.

It is so great to see that you have such a following for your posts on the Word of God. I create a Verse Of The Day post every day. I'd love to have your insight on the posts!

Thank you,
Spencer Coffman

love the message. thanks for sharing this christian message to us in steemit. very useful here. Jesus is the way, truth and life indeed! we only get to heaven through him.

My pleasure!

if it wasn't for god I would not be here today. It took me a long time to find him especially being addicted to pain killers not wanting to live. Today i live in gods world and just ask what could i do to help another person

Amen

We're saved by faith alone. We accept what Jesus did on the cross as payment for our sins.

Agree

Dear @bibizzle, To the question that if we are only saved by faith ... The answer is definitive and absolutely Yes! ... God knows our weaknesses and that is why he sent his Spirit to help us live according to his will that is good, pleasant and perfect. Salvation is God's supreme plan for humanity and it is by grace that no one can boast

Thank you!

When “get to” moves in front of “have to” it is likely the grace of God which has come to abide with us, moved in and set up camp. Grace leads us into the world of “free for” and we begin to see our neighbor as a place to experience Christ alive with us. With grace as our companion, life becomes a great big opportunity and we discover just how God is postured “for us” and not our condemnation... sounds like good news to me.

Wise words

Eph.2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Not greater gift than this...but the realization of this is when we

shed these earthly, fallen bodies and get our new glorified body up in Heaven.

Thanks for sharing @bibizzle, I'm now following you...I will also resteem this post of yours. God bless!

And God said, let there be money!
As Jesus went into the temple to make a deal with all the merchants and money changers.
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Amen!
Praise Be!

God bless you! I love this community. I mean wow, I can exchange thoughts, ideas and questions about biblical co tent. AND get paid for it?

Very true. Grace is divine enablement, which is being able to do what you cannot do normally and it's also unmerited favor which is the case in our salvation. As Paul said its by grace we are saved through faith not of works lest any should boast. God bless you all.

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Thanks for sharing! I'm blessed. Upvoted and following

In few words: Christ follower. Thank you for your post. It is accurate. Blessings!

I love how you expressed the message in simple words.

Jesus is love. Have a blessed life :)

Out of drug addiction, alcoholism and suicide because of His grace and the power of the Name of Jesus! His grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. If we truly are born again our life will show it. So in love with Jesus! Sold all! Truly all to move to the Philippines, my wife and I are living in Mindanao and our goal is to share the Gospel, win the lost at any cost. Can’t keep such great news to ourselves. Nice message! God bless!

Jesus tought us about self denial. Because we cannot really rely on ourselves for we are not the accurate source of good and evil. Be praying for your work in spreading the good news of salvation through Christ. God bless you! ☺

Thank you so much! God bless!

Jesus would come in here, flip some tables and kick all the money-changer's asses.

i thought religious beliefs cannot be upvoted on steemit but with this I'm deeply encouraged to post about our Lord Jesus using this paltform to reach unto the lives he died for. thanks.

Dios es amor. Love Love good

Faith is what makes us different. As long as we all have faith in new tomorrow, future will come. There is no pure soul on this planet. Everything made on this planet, there is a sin behind the story. But, with some small and specific deeds we all can make it a much better place. And by that I mean in spirit. Do something nice to change someones day, to make someone smile for no reason, to make someone feel warm and special for a minute, hour or a day. All those small details can overcome sin and make us worthy for the day when it comes.

Faith-Works = Salvation

Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

When transpose is

Faith = Salvation+Works

James 2:17-18 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

This is inspiring to have a Biblical content on steemit ^ ^ God bless you :)

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great work and im glad for you,but i cant undearstand how some posts get all that upvotes, best one i had 0.04 maybe, we started we need encouragments from u guys dont be selfish, again im glad for u

Amen! Absolutely saved by grace while still needing to keep the law as God commanded. We know that in the last day's Gods people will be a people who keep Gods Commandments.

Revelations 14:12

"12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."

So how do you know your part of that remnant church? It's a church that keeps Gods commandments!

Thank you!

I am the Lord!
I order you to vote for @isnochys as witness!"

For by grace we have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. God bless @yzah

Not by works so that no man can boast... I was reminded of the same scripture @yzah

you're right, keep burning @bozz...God bless you more

It is clear that Jesus died for us on the cross
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I pray that god extend his grace to you grace for grace. I did enjoy that powerful post. Blessed be the lamb of God.

God bless you

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I totally agree 100%

Your post is amazing, i couldn't agree more on this one. It is indeed that by God's love for men that He sent Jesus and let His son die for the atonement of our sins. Jesus came not to break the law, but to fulfill the law. He did, at some passages in the bible, break traditions of the hypocrite pharisees, but he upheld the law. We are saved to do good works, and not by any means saved because of it. Thank you for this post. I'm very glad i came across with your blogs. Will follow you for more of your truthful posts. God bless ^_^

I have a faith i will get some followers and continue my work here on steemit. Help me lord with this one

We must live trying not to sin, to fulfill the commandments and give love to the neighbor, in addition to trust that if we repent of our faults and sins, God in his infinite love will forgive us.

Joshua 1:8

"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

we really appreciate what you v done so far on this platform. bring the word to all steemians, thank you for spreading the word of our LORD JESUS. since the word hasn't departed from your mouth, so shall you be prosperous and successful in life. kindly follow this christian blog

Joshua 1:8

"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

we really appreciate what you v done so far on this platform. bring the word to all steemians, thank you for spreading the word of our LORD JESUS. since the word hasn't departed from your mouth, so shall you be prosperous and successful in life. kindly follow this christian blog

This post has received gratitude of 12.02 % from @appreciator thanks to: @bibizzle.

And when God is your LORD.HE comes in as your TOTAL< COMPLETE and SUPREME CONTROLLER

Woow, God bless you for this! Raw bible truth. You might wanna read this on my blog, it's a series on salvation.https://steemit.com/christianity/@admab/things-hard-to-be-understood-eternal-security-1. Thanks

I love this post woah!

Sin is the only thing that separates us from God.Because of the love God has for us he made his only begotten son to die for in order to clean our sins and to draw us closer to God

This is really amazing, thank you for sharing this, God bless you.

Amen. While we are in this world we are going to be sinners, but while we wait for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ we can be imitators of Christ, trying to separate us as much as possible from sin, loving our neighbor and praying a lot so that God will cover us. Beautiful your publication, it is full of the Holy Spirit

Saved by his grace is something we all christian should be aware knowing that we cant be saved by our natural power or by our kindness, or by our works, our apostle Paul testify of this and warned us not to start thinking that we are holy and saved by our power but by God alone, it is necessary for us all as christian to pray for this Grace as this is what will help us in this race of life.
May God bless you all...

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Thanks

A valuable contribution, since many times the human being, for the simple reason of having Christ as Lord of his life, believes that he is no longer a sinner, when we are really sinners regenerated by the blood of Christ. and that we should strive every day to be more like him. a big hug and God bless you

Righteousness is by grace, not by works... otherwise Christ need not have died for us.
Great article. Thank you!

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed then you can moved mountains. Trust is the key. Believe in him and we can do anything because all things is possible to God.

Amen

Buen recuerdo, sólo la fe nos salva, la palabra de Dios dice que si confesamos y creemos somos salvos Dios le bendiga

Thank you your sharing. Please keep sharing God's word so that I may read again get encouragement from your post

I am linking your post in my new article on grace through faith. Thank you for this. I love Romans 6 and also Hebrew 6. I believe in eternal security.