Why Religious Works and Human Effort Cannot Save

  • Salvation is a gift of grace that we receive through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • We are justified, or made right in God’s eyes, through faith in Jesus Christ, not by keeping the law (Galatians 2:16).
  • Jesus removed the debt we owed, and its obligations, through his death on the cross (Colossians 2:13-15).
  • The Bible declares that human efforts to obtain our own righteousness are misguided (Romans 10:1-3).
  • Jesus taught that outer works of righteousness don’t address the inner, spiritual problem of our sin (Matthew 23:25-28).

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