Salvation is by grace through faith not by law through works.
Law operates on the principle of works.
Grace operates according to the principle of faith.
The earner mentality is embedded in our flesh.
“No matter the distance from a point of conversion or the amount of knowledge they possess, it takes a lifetime to eradicate that earner mentality. Roy Moran
You have to choose between law and grace as a system of salvation.
You can’t earn salvation but by all means don’t waste it.
Those of you who have trusted in God are now heirs of God.
Bible reading list for the week from Roy Moran’s book Spent matches:
- Genesis 1. There is a God, and he created the world and humans in His image.
- Genesis 3:1-19. The first humans disobey God and separate themselves from him.
- Genesis 6:9-22. God grieves over human disobedience but provides a way of hope.
- Exodus 20:1-21. God gives his commandments to his people.
- Leviticus 4:1-7. God requires offerings for the disobedience of his people.
- Isaiah 53. God tells of the future suffering of the promised savior.
- Hosea 3. Despite constant unfaithfulness, God provides a way back.
- Luke 2:1-20. Jesus is born according to predictions in the first half of the Bible (Old Testament).
- Luke 5:17-26. Jesus has the authority to forgive our disobedience and to heal.
- John 3:1-18. Jesus is God’s only son, sent to bring us back to life with God.
- Luke 15:11-32. God longs for our return to his family.
- Luke 18:18-25. Jesus wants us to understand the value of trusting him.
- John 11:38-44. Jesus has authority over death.
- Luke 24:36-49. Jesus died and came back to life to secure our forgiveness.
- Romans 5:1-11. Jesus’ death and resurrection paid our debt to God and makes our return to God’s family possible.
- Acts 1:1 – 11. Jesus will come back in the same way that he left.
- Acts 2:29-38. Believers respond by proclaiming their personal relationship publicly through repentance and baptism.