Salvation, a Free Gift

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Ephesian 2:8-9

Many find it difficult to trust a God who offers salvation as a free gift.

Because of God’s grace, salvation is a free gift. But to receive it, we must stop trying  to pay it and start trusting what Christ has done on the cross. It’s free, but it’s not cheap. – Paul R.Van Gorder

Salvation is free to us, but it cost God an enormous price.

  • April 9, Vol. 1

Philippians 3:10

Salvation is knowing a Person. We are not saved by anything we do; we experience redemption only through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He provided it for us. – Richard W. De Haan

Knowing the Scriptures is one thing; knowing the Savior is another.

  • April 10, Vol. 1

John 1:12

Even though the Lord Jesus has provided redemption for everyone, only those who accept His pardon actually benefit from His offer. Until we personally trust Christ as Savior, we will never be free from the judgment of God upon sin. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).

Salvation is offered to all. But to experience it and to benefit from all its rich and enjoyable blessings, we must accept it. – Richard W. De Haan

Salvation is free- but we must receive it.

  • April 11, Vol. 1

Isaiah 53:5

The death of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary was substitutionary – He died in our place, the just for the unjust, and He is our only hope for eternity.

We need to pause frequently and thank the Lord Jesus for dying on the cross and paying for our sins. He along did it, and He did it alone. – Paul R. Van Gorder

The only valid passport to heaven is signed in Jesus’ blood.

  • April 12, Vol. 1

1 Timothy 1:15

Everyone born into this world is a sinner doomed to destruction. We cannot redeem ourselves by reading books about religion, by trying harder to do right, nor by following the example of others. Our only hope of escape from sin’s deadly embrace is Christ, who stooped down in grace to redeem the dying. He redeems all who trust in Him for salvation. Just as a drowning person must cease struggling and relax in the arms of his rescuer, we too must trust in the Lord Jesus. – Richard W. De Haan

Christ believed is salvation received.

  • April 13, Vol. 1

Revelation 22:17

The Bible does not tell us to work or do or try to be saved. The apostle Paul said, “But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness” (Romans 4:5). The only way to receive eternal life is to stop trying and start trusting Jesus. – Paul R. Van Gorder

Salvation is not try, but trust; not do, but done.

  • April 15, Vol. 1
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