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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...
Do Arguments Help with Ministry? - Article
Brian Thomas, M.S. - ... now—during “the darkness of this age” (Ephesians 6:12). Someday, when the Father’s “will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10), God will establish His Kingdom, including the King and His...
Creation Salvation - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... unsaved human is “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1). This deadness is absolute. We are unable even to search for God on our own. The prophet Isaiah identified this condition when he stated, “They do not know nor...
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...
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