For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God.Ephesians 2:8 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
There are numerous cults (even within so called Christian churches) that preach that the only way to gain entry to Heaven is by pleasing Jehovah with good works (which is a form of bribery). If this is true then why did Christ have to suffer and die on a cross?
We do not do good deeds to gain Jehovahs love, we do good works because we are loved by Jehovah so they are a offering of love back in return unto Him.
“Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love.” Reinhold Niebuhr
Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Go’el (The Lord is my Redeemer) for redeeming me with Thy precious holy blood so as to be blessed with being a member of the Holiest of families. Thank you for the numerous opportunities to express my gratitude unto You and my loving Father in Heaven in a gift of love unto Youse. I exalt Thee in Thy most loving name. Amen
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing