The Gift of Salvation
Salvation is the gift of God to man. It is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and is not based on good works. (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 3:20-22; Romans 3:27, 28; Romans 11:6; 1 Corinthians 1:30, 31; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:3-7)

 

Ephesians 2:8, 9
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

 

Romans 3:20-22
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.

 

Romans 3:27-28
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law?  Of works?  No, but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.

 

Romans 11:6
6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

 

1 Corinthians 1:30, 31
30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God -- and righteousness and sanctification and redemption -- 
31 that, as it is written, "He who glories, let him glory in the LORD."  

 

2 Timothy 1:9
9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

 

Titus 3:3-7
3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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