What is Grace? Getting saved is by grace, through faith alone (Rom 3:28).
Paradoxically, the faith that saves is not alone
Paul corrected an error in Romans 3-4:
Error: ”SALVATION IS BY WORKS.”
This is the error of Legalism.
James corrected an error in James 2:
Error: ”Works are unnecessary after salvation.”
This is the error of Antinomianism.
What is grace? You cannot be saved by works
(Romans 3:28; 4:6; 2 Tim. 1:9).
What is grace? You cannot show you are saved without works (James 2:18).
How can I get saved?
ONLY BY FAITH through God’s undeserved favor (Eph. 2:8; Gal. 2:16).
How can I show that I am saved?
ONLY BY WORKS through God’s undeserved, unearned favor (James 2:14- 26).
Faith without works is the only way God will save you (Galatians 2:16).
Once you are saved by faith, by God’s grace, your works testify of your salvation(James 2:26).
What is grace? Faith is the ROOT
What is undeserved favor? LOVE expressed by good works, is the FRUIT (Galatians 5:6,22; Heb. 10:24), by God’s grace.
Faith cannot be seen.
Works are visible (Matt. 5:16).
What is grace? Invisible faith produces visible works (James 2:18).
What is grace? Good works are REJECTED as a way of salvation (Matthew 7:22-23).
What is grace? Good works are REMEMBERED as an indication of salvation (Hebrews 6:10).
The works of an unsaved person will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment
The works of a saved person will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ (for rewards, not to determine salvation) (2 Cor 5:10; 1 Cor 3:11-15).
God's grace message to the unsaved:
What is grace? "This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent" (John 6:29).
God's grace message to the saved:
What is grace? “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world... zealous of good works" (Titus 2:11-14).
Impossible requirements for the unsaved:
"The law commands but gives me neither feet nor hands...
The Law cannot help me do what God requires.
Supernatural enabling for the saved:
“Far grander news the Gospel brings,
It bids me fly and gives me wings.
Lordship Salvation Error:
Adds requirements to saving faith. Says to be saved you must 1. submit, 2. obey, 3. surrender to Christ's Lordship, 4. fulfill conditions of discipleship...
Error of some Grace believers:
The teaching that a true believer can be entirely without good works, can reject faith and deny Christ. That is not God’s grace.
I do not work my soul to save-
For that, my Lord has done...
My works spring from the life He gave
And love of God's dear Son.