Friday, November 4, 2016

NOT A SYSTEM, A SAVIOUR




"For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." -Titus 3:3-7 KJV. 
Salvation is not in a system, nor in a system of organized religious works, nor a system of doctrines and traditions of men. Salvation is in a Saviour. Salvation is when the kindness and love of God toward man appeared in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. "Not by works of righteousness we have done", but according to God's mercy He saves us, and that through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Not reforming the flesh, but by the "washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost" which God "shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour". We cannot justify ourselves before God nor man, we are sinners. By God's grace sinners are justified, and made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. A whole new creature! Only in Christ Jesus Himself is their eternal life. There is no other God, no other Saviour.
"I, even I, am the Lord, and beside me there is no Saviour." - Isaiah 43:11 KJV. 
Vain religion would have men in a system, doing works of righteousness, through systems of organized religion, loading souls down with the heavy doctrines and traditions of mere men. There is no salvation in these things whatsoever. 
"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." - Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV. 
Salvation is not in a system.
Salvation is in the Saviour. 
DWD
November 4th, 2016.

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