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will someone explain the concept of grace through faith please

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Nov. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I will try! Ok so if you have faith that Jesus was the son of God and died on the cross so we would not have to die for our sins, then you have faith. By Gods grace he sent his Son Jesus to die so we all would not have to go to hell. We can go to heaven now by Gods grace. Does that make sense? Our sins are forgiven because of our faith!
    stickyfingers

    Answer by stickyfingers at 12:48 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • sticky fingers said it well
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Grace is what saves us but just believeing Jesus and God isn't enough, we have to show our faith to others by works. And show our faith to God by our works.
    rhanford

    Answer by rhanford at 2:01 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • when you believe in jesus and ask his forgiveness for your sins through his grace he saves you and forgives you
    kay53

    Answer by kay53 at 2:20 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Grace is what saves us but just believeing Jesus and God isn't enough, we have to show our faith to others by works. And show our faith to God by our works.
    THE BIBLE CLEARLY SAYS BY FAITH ALONE. THE THIEF ON THE CROSS NEXT TO JESUS DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO DO GOOD WORKS.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:47 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • And God understands that. But if we do have the time we should. And give the glory to God for the good deeds that are done by God through us. Because the bible says faith without works is dead!
    rhanford

    Answer by rhanford at 4:27 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • THE BIBLE CLEARLY SAYS BY FAITH ALONE. THE THIEF ON THE CROSS NEXT TO JESUS DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO DO GOOD WORKS.
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    ..But if the thief had time, he would have shown his faith outwardly as a true Christian should. We are saved by grace, but our obedience and good works displays this faith outwardly.
    Our works can't save us. If we are disobedient to God's commands yet claim to follow Christ, we lie and are not "saved" at all.
    By faith we are obedient to God and our works shows the condition of our hearts. People should see Jesus in us.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 4:35 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • OP, when we come to Jesus asking forgiveness for our sins, this is done with faith that He can and will forgive. God's infinite mercy shown to us through His grace is the reason we were/are not destroyed immediately after sinning, though it is what we deserve. We are all sinners with the need of Christ's righteousness offered through the acceptance of His death on the cross at Calvary. Without it we will receive the wages of our own sins. (Romans 6:23)
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 4:45 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Maybe this will help you:
    G--God's
    R--Riches
    A--At
    C--Christ's
    E--Expense
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 7:05 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • This is Martin Luther's major concept that caused him to break from the Catholic church. My parents sent to me to TONS of Lutheran bible study!

    Faith in God is all that is needed. God's grace sent Jesus to be the savior. Faith in that is salvation.

    Works do NOT count. Catholicism of the time emphasized works. Luther's idea was that works (and tithing) as a means to salvation was a scam to support the overindulgent corrupt church officials of the time.

    Modern Lutheran ideology is that your faith will guide your actions and you will be spiritually compelled to act as a loving steward of Christ's message.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 10:09 AM on Nov. 18, 2009

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