From my reading in Titus 3 in the One Year Bible New Testament.
Most people think that salvation can be earned by doing more good things than bad things.
Paul tells us the exact opposite.
“But—When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.” Titus 3:4-7
God saved us, we can’t save ourselves!
Jesus washed away our sins with his blood and gives us new life through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our guarantee that we are saved.
We are saved by God’s mercy, not our good works.
Because of God’s love and kindness, followers of Jesus can be 100% confident that they will inherit eternal life. We are declared righteous in God’s sight because of Jesus death on the cross. Our salvation is 100% dependent on Christ’s death and 0% depended on our good works.
We are not saved by what we DO, but by what has been DONE by Jesus!
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