Is Salvation By Doing or Believing?

It is amazing that when lost sinners first begin to think about being reconciled unto God, that they immediately begin thinking in terms of what they must do for God or give to God in order to gain His favor. This seems to be quite natural to the fallen, sinful sons and daughters of Adam, but it is totally contrary to and in opposition to the free grace of God in Christ Jesus.

Sinners are reconciled unto God, not by works but by grace, not by doing but by believing, not by giving but by receiving. Sinners are reconciled unto God by believing the testimony of God concerning His Son, the Lord Jesus (1st John 5:9-13). “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31)

M. Montgomery

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