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Salvation and Good Works

04 Apr

The fifth and last trustworthy saying is found in Titus 3:8 and reads: “This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.”

Good works do not produce salvation but salvation produces good works. For sure, salvation is by the grace of God and there is nothing we do to earn it yet true salvation will always produce good works.  This is what Apostle Paul is stressing in this trustworthy saying.

The relationship between salvation and good works has sometimes caused confusion but I believe God’s Word clarifies the issue better in the saying. Every Christian is saved to do good works.

The only difference between good works of a Christian and a non-Christian is that a Christian does good as a result of the Holy Spirit who has come into his life. It is this Holy Spirit who motivates and gives the believer the grace and desires to please God by doing what is good.

A non-Christian, on the other hand, will do good works hoping to be accepted by God and usually driven by the natural guilt that is in all those who don’t have Christ due to original sin of our first parents which all of us are born with.

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4 Comments

Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Christianity and theology

 

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4 responses to “Salvation and Good Works

  1. Linden Wolfe

    April 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Well said and so true!

     
  2. joseyphina

    April 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Very true! God bless you for posting.

     
    • conmakhalira

      April 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Thanks Josyphina. God bless you too.

       

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