Thursday, September 01, 2011

There's nothing we can do! LOL

There's nothing we can do! To save ourselves, I mean:

And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.... Romans 4:5. 

That *is* Good News!

I once wondered if I was good enough and my cousin called me what Paul would have called me: "O, foolish Galatian!"  Love it!
Here's what he was talking about:  O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish?Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Galatians 3:1-3

The answer is No. Paul tells us we cannot be perfected by our own effort. We are saved by hearing with faith--believing--that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, died for our sins. 

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