“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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2: 8, 9, 10.
God saved us because he wanted to, not because he had to. He saved us because he loves us, because he created us for himself unto good works. He saved us because he is not willing that any should perish. Our salvation is by grace, through faith alone. He imparted unto us the faith to believe the gospel and to call upon Christ to save us.
At one time we were in the world without God, having no hope;but while we were yet sinners,Christ came to save us, as many as will believe and receive him as Lord and savior shall be saved.
“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances: for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God and are built upon the foundations of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the spirit.” Ephesians 2:13-22.
Both Jew and gentile are invited by God the Father to partake of his grace, and receive Christ as Savior, and become part of the one body, the church, and enjoy his benevolence forever.
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