We are saved not because we are good. We are saved because of GOD's grace and mercy. Ephesians 2:8-9 mentioned this clearly.2:8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:2:9Not of works, lest any man should boast
However, does it meanthat we once admit Jesus Christ as our LORD and believe Jesus Christ's death and resurrection for us. We are eternally saved. Yes and No. Yes. If we truly repent, then, we are truly eternally saved. No. If we want to exploit GOD's grace and superficially admit Jesus Christ as our LORD, and then, we go back to our secular and sinful ways of life. We are not saved because we are not truly believe in Jesus Christ. This is because a true repentance will be followed with action:follow GOD's teaching to live..Ephesians 2:10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
However, though we have to walk in them (the Commandments of GOD), we will not be saved if we over-emphasize the deed and forget the grace. This is because if we think that we are saved because of our own deeds, we are so arrogant that we think that Jesus Christ's sufferings and death are not necessary or even useless. What an arrogant mind in front of GOD if we think so. What a self-exalted person if we think that we can be saved by ourselves. This is also the trap used by Satan to entice us to think so.
Lucifer is also a very proud spirit. Isaiah 14:12How you have fallen from heaven,morning star, son of the dawn!You have been cast down to the earth,you who once laid low the nations!13 You said in your heart, I will ascend to the heavens;I will raise my throneabove the stars of God;I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;I will make myself like the Most High.
GOD hate haughty person most (The first sin mentioned in Proverbs 6). Proverbs 6:16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:6:17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,6:18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,6:19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Pray for GOD's mercy, grace and love. We are nothing but sand and soil. We are sinners. We are despicable. We are depraved. Without the precious blood of Jesus Christ to cureda us, we are wearingfilthy, stingy, and soily clothes. Thanks Jesus Christ, we are grateful for YOUR blood cleanse us snowy white. We also willedheartedlydecide to walk in righteousness after our salvation, this is not because of our own work, all are grace, all are mercy. Though we will still tumble on the pilgrim road, we know that YOUR blood could clean us again even if we fall.
In Christ love,