Salvation Comes by Grace Alone!

BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH “By grace are ye saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8 ).   I THINK IT WELL to turn a little to one side that I may ask my reader to observe  adoringly the fountain-head of our salvation, which is the grace of God. “By  grace are ye saved.” Because God is gracious, therefore sinful men are forgiven,  converted, purified, and saved. It is not because of anything in them, or that  ever can be in them, that they are saved; but because of the boundless love,  goodness, pity, compassion, mercy, and grace of God. Tarry a moment, then, at  the well-head. Behold the pure river of water of life, as it proceeds out of the  throne of God and of the Lamb! 

What an abyss is the grace of God! Who can measure its breadth? Who can fathom  its depth? Like all the rest of the divine attributes, it is infinite. God is  full of love, for “God is love.” God is full of goodness; the very name “God” is  short for “good.” Unbounded goodness and love enter into the very essence of the  Godhead. It is because “his mercy endureth for ever” that men are not destroyed;  because “his compassions fail not” that sinners are brought to Him and forgiven. Remember this; or you may fall into error by fixing your minds so much upon the  faith which is the channel of salvation as to forget the grace which is the  fountain and source even of faith itself. Faith is the work of God’s grace in  us. No man can say that Jesus is the Christ but by the Holy Ghost. “No man  cometh unto me,” saith Jesus, “except the Father which hath sent me draw him.”  So that faith, which is coming to Christ, is the result of divine drawing. Grace  is the first and last moving cause of salvation; and faith, essential as it is,  is only an important part of the machinery which grace employs. We are saved  “through faith,” but salvation is “by grace.” Sound forth those words as with  the archangel’s trumpet: “By grace are ye saved.” What glad tidings for the  undeserving! -Spurgeon, Charles (2009-02-14). Christian Classics: five books by Charles Spurgeon in a single file, with active table of contents, improved 9/21/2010 (Kindle Locations 483-492). B&R Samizdat Express. Kindle Edition.

Only God is good. Only God can save. Only God deserves glory. It is by God’s amazing grace that he loves the “undeserving”!

Thanks for reading.

About Travis Berry

I am a blatantly honest person who loves to think, read, discuss, and write about God and theology. I have a bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry from Crown College. I work at a church in Houston, TX as a Youth Director and love every minute of it! I am married to a wonderful woman named Becky and we are expecting our first child in June! I have a love for God's Word, and a fervor to live it out in the fullest, and I pray this blog reflects that. Thanks for checking out AnotherChristianBlog!.

Posted on July 6, 2012, in Christianity, Theology and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. never tire of hearing and understanding the power of God’s grace!

  2. “For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?” 1 Cor.4:7

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