Skip to comments.For grace we are saved through faith and that not of ourselves; it is the gift of GOD.
Posted on 07/16/2012 8:38:10 AM PDT by jesus4life
Glory to GOD
Love the LORD with all you heart. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love your enemies.
GOD is rich in mercy.
Please pray the LORD's PRAYER and please read:
1 And you were dead, through the crimes and the sins
2 which used to make up your way of life when you were living by the principles of this world, obeying the ruler who dominates the air, the spirit who is at work in those who rebel.
3 We too were all among them once, living only by our natural inclinations, obeying the demands of human self-indulgence and our own whim; our nature made us no less liable to God's retribution than the rest of the world.
4 But God, being rich in faithful love, through the great love with which he loved us,
5 even when we were dead in our sins, brought us to life with Christ -- it is through grace that you have been saved-
6 and raised us up with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus.
7 This was to show for all ages to come, through his goodness towards us in Christ Jesus, how extraordinarily rich he is in grace.
8 Because it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God;
9 not by anything that you have done, so that nobody can claim the credit.
10 We are God's work of art, created in Christ Jesus for the good works which God has already designated to make up our way of life.
GOD BLESS US ALL,
Salvation only puts us at the starting line. There is still a great race ahead.
Heard Sprout [Sproat], on 3 Tit. 5. Not by Works of Righteousness, which We have done, but according to his Mercy he saved us, through the Washing of Regeneration and the Renewing of the holy Ghost.
. . . John Adams Diary 23, Sunday, September 17, 1775, pg 5
AMEN! Always work towards the goal as best as we all can. GOD is the judge.
I have heard that John Adams used to have arguments with his son John Quincy over the deity of Christ (John Quincy believed in it, John Adams did not).
According to your post, though, John Adams was hearing the true gospel message.
Not according to my post . . . according to John Adams as quoted, his entry in Diary 23, Sunday, September 17, 1775, pg 5