Saved By Faith Alone?

in #christian-trail6 years ago


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


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


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!

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