Saved by Grace? Or is there something we must do?
“Thousands of professing Christians and many large denominations insist there are no works required in order to receive salvation! Millions of people who profess Christ insist that the LAW is “done away”; that such things as the Sabbath, annual Sabbaths, clean and unclean meats, tithing are all unnecessary. They believe the Bible says “Jesus nailed the law to His cross,” and claim that “under the ‘NEW’ Covenant” there is no obligation to keep any laws! Millions believe we are saved by grace alone! They insist there are no works of any kind involved in salvation.
Is this true? Will God save us if we do not obey Him? Put another way, will God refuse salvation to us if He finds us trying to keep His laws? Does it make God angry with us when He sees us trying to keep His Ten Commandments? Can keeping the Sabbath and holy days get you LOST?”
Salvation by Works?
“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” (Ephesians 2:8). Obviously, God has offered salvation by His GRACE, and through FAITH in Jesus Christ as Savior! Then WHY does the Bible say there are WORKS the Christian must accomplish? Believe it or not, WORKS are a part of salvation! James, the brother of Jesus Christ, said, “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?” He then wrote, “But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:14, 20). Is this a direct Bible contradiction? Does James mean one cannot be saved apart from WORKS? Here is the surprising answer from your own Bible!”