A Big Difference

"There is a wide difference between your religion and mine," said a lady to one in whose spiritual welfare she had long been interested.
"Indeed," said he; "what is that?"
"Your religion," she replied, "has only two letters in it, and mine has four."
It seems the gentleman was one of a numerous class who are seeking to reach heaven by doing, by ordinances and ceremonies, by what the Apostle speaks of in Hebrews 9 as "dead works." But he did not understand about the two letters and the four.
Often had this friend spoken to him about his soul and eternity. Now she was leaving for a while and had called to say good-by. "What do you mean," said he, "by two letters and four?"
"Why," the lady replied, "your religion is D-O, do; and mine is D-O-N-E, done!"
She took her leave, but her words stuck in his mind and changed entirely the whole current of his thoughts. DO is one thing; DONE quite another. The Savior came to DO a mighty work, the work of salvation, and on the cross He said, "IT IS FINISHED!" Reader, which word describes your religion: DO or DONE?
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us... that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:5,75Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (Titus 3:5)
7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:7)
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