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Pleasing God Through Faith - Article
Mark D. Rasche, B.S. - ... we are "saved through faith . . . Not of works" (Ephesians 2:8-9). For salvation is not natural—it is supernatural, for "the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him"...
Strong in Grace - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... unique spiritual favor, as is clear in the wonderful passage Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Once the saving...
No Merit of My Own - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). This concept dominates the second verse of the hymn “My Hope Is in the Lord.” No merit of my own His anger to suppress. My only hope is found In...
Philippians 2:12: work out your own salvation - Study Note
... is received entirely by grace through faith, not of works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Works can no more retain salvation for us than they can achieve it in the first place, but they are the visible evidence of salvation. We have been...
An Eternal Holy Calling - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... (John 15:16). Scripture often expresses this paradox. Ephesians 2:8-9 states that our salvation is "not of works" but comes to us by the grace of God through faith--and even that faith is God's gift. Few would argue that...
James 2:10: offend in one point - Study Note
... to realize that they can never be saved by their good works (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 4:5; Galatians 2:16). One unforgiven sin is enough for...
Galatians 1:8: angel from heaven - Study Note
... (Matthew 4:23). We must accept it by grace through faith (Ephesians...
What Makes Us Human? - Article
Daniel Criswell, Ph.D. - ... of Christ paying the penalty for each individual's sin (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12). There are many distinctions between those who possess this gift and those who don't. Christ stated, "By this shall all men know that ye are my...
1 Corinthians 15:29: baptized for the dead - Study Note
grace through faith alone, whether or not they were baptized (Ephesians 2:8-9; Luke 23:43). This vicarious baptism for the dead could not have saved anyone, yet Paul seems to have mentioned it with approval, or at least not with disapproval, merely...
The Amazing Prophetic Claims of the Lord Jesus Christ
... thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish" (Ephesians 5:25-27). And, as this growing assembly is seeking to preach the gospel to every creature, even to the uttermost part of the earth, they are perpetually encountering all...
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