Saved by Grace Alone

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I want to call your special attention to the fact that we are saved by grace alone, not by works and grace. A great many people think that they can be saved by works. Others think that salvation may be attained by works and grace together. They need to have their eyes opened to see that the gift of God is free and apart from 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." Eph. 2:8,98For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8‑9).
Many people would put it this way: "for by your works are ye saved—or by your tears, or your prayers, or your fastings, or your trials, or your good resolutions, or your money!" But the Bible tells us plainly that it is "not of works, lest any man should boast." If we could be saved by works, then of course Christ's mission to the world was a mistake. There was no need for Him to come.
Do you think that Christ would have come down from heaven, would have gone to Gethsemane and to Golgotha, would have suffered as He did, if man could have worked his way up to heaven? if he could have earned salvation by his own efforts? If man could have saved himself, Christ did not need to have suffered at all.
But God has put the offer of salvation in such a way that the whole world may lay hold of it. Anyone may believe. A lame person might not be able to visit the sick, but he can believe. A blind individual, by reason of his infirmity, cannot do many things, but he can believe.
A deaf person can believe. A dying person can believe. God has made salvation so simple that the young and the old, the wise and the foolish, the rich and the poor, can all believe if they will.
Saved by grace alone!
This is all my plea:
Jesus died for all mankind,
And Jesus died for me!