Monday, November 28, 2011

Paul's Message

Paul's message is radically simple: Salvation is in Christ alone. What does this mean?

It's not Christ plus your good behavior.
It's not Christ plus the years you taught a Bible study.
It's not Christ plus your tithe.
It’s not Christ plus the church you attend.
It’s not Christ plus the number of verses you memorize.
It’s not Christ plus your title in church.
It’s not Christ plus wisdom from the latest Christian seminar.
It’s not Christ plus a desert fast.
It’s not Christ plus a good driving record.
It’s not Christ plus well behaved children.
It’s not Christ plus the right job.
It’s not Christ plus the right spouse.
It’s not Christ plus the latest technology.
It’s not Christ plus any of your works.

It is simply … Christ. Christ plus … nothing.

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1 Corinthians 15:1-4 … 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:

Romans 5:15 ... But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Romans 3:24 … Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Galatians 2:16 … Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Ephesians 2:8-9 … 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.

Galatians 3:11 … But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. ❤