One of the most important doctrines of Christianity is salvation by grace through faith.
This means that God saves us not because of anything we do or deserve, but because of His unmerited favor and love for us. We receive this salvation by trusting in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, who died for our sins and rose again from the dead.
The apostle Paul explains this doctrine in several passages of his letters. In Ephesians 2:8-9, he writes: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Here, Paul emphasizes that salvation is a gift from God that we cannot earn or boast about. It is only by His grace that we are saved.
In Titus 3:5-7, Paul writes: “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Here, Paul explains that God saved us according to His mercy, by giving us new life and the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ. He also says that we are justified by His grace, meaning that we are declared righteous in His sight because of what Jesus did for us.
In Romans 10:9-10, Paul writes: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Here, Paul tells us how to receive salvation by grace through faith. We need to confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead. This is how we express our faith in Jesus and receive His righteousness.
Salvation by grace through faith is a wonderful truth that gives us hope and joy. It shows us how much God loves us and how He has done everything for our salvation. It also motivates us to live for Him and serve Him out of gratitude and love. We should always remember and celebrate this doctrine as the core of our faith.