YOUR SALVATION,THE OPERATION OF GOD
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
The Eternal salvation of your soul is THE OPERATION OF GOD and we have no part in it. When we believe the Gospel of Christ we receive what THE GODHEAD has accomplished by the cross of Christ.
It is a simple but powerful truth that many misunderstand given there is so much RELIGION that teaches a mixed Gospel based on human performance and traditions of men.
Sadly the greatest part of the Christian Denominations are preaching and teaching a sort of Messianic Judaism, a diluted powerless version of the Gospel of the Kingdom,ignoring what Christ Himself revealed to the Apostle Paul and is recorded in the 13 letters ,Romans to Philemon.
Vain traditions,commandments and doctrines of men....
In RELIGION they put emphasis on you...and your doings,works,performance and then YOU and not CHRIST become the PROTAGONIST...on you is the spotlight...examples would be:
1) YOU have to REPENT CONFESSING YOUR SINS
2) YOU have to recite THE SINNER PRAYER,repeat words that are suggested by the local preacher/pastor
3) YOU have to get BAPTIZED IN WATER
4) In certain denominations YOU HAVE TO SPEAK IN TONGUES as proof or evidence that The Holy Ghost is in you and so you are saved.
5) YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE CHURCH BUILDING not forsaking the assembling of the believers.
4) YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE OTHERS BEFORE GOD FORGIVES YOU.
5) YOU HAVE TO CONFESS THE NAME OF JESUS AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART.
6) YOU HAVE TO MAKE A PUBLIC CONFESSION OF YOUR FAITH.
7) YOU HAVE TO PAY TITHES not to incur in the curses of Malachi 3
8) YOU HAVE TO STOP SMOKING,DRINKING ALCOHOL, etc etc
9) YOU YOU YOU .....it is a PERVERTED GOSPEL WHERE YOUR WORKS BEFORE YOU ACCEPT JESUS and AFTER, PLAY A VITAL PART....otherwise how would WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE SAVED?
10) YOU HAVE TO BE BORN AGAIN....and after that,YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOURSELF SAVED BY DOING GOOD WORKS and CONFESSING CONSTANTLY YOUR SINS when YOU FAIL to walk THE STRAIGHT and NARROW WAY.
11) Peter,James and John are your apostles according to the denominations and your saving Gospel is the Gospel of The Kingdom...
12) I could add more,because the 300 denominations and the 44 thousands various groups and more that exist have so many different rules and traditions. You can see in Wikipedia
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Yes...the serpent ( SATAN) has beguiled the denominations and corrupted the minds of the church goers from the simplicity that is in Christ.
RELIGION IS COMPLICATED AND CANNOT SAVE ANYONE
SALVATION IS THE FREE GIFT OF GOD. ~ KJB 1769
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God
unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For all have sinned,
and come short of the glory of God;
2)ALL CAN BE JUSTIFIED!
Being justified freely by his grace
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
SIMPLY BELIEVE AND RECEIVE THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST!
1 Corinthians 15:1
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
1 Corinthians 15:2
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15:4
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
BE SAVED AND SEALED BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH,NO 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.
GLORY BE TO GOD FOR HIS GIFT!
2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be unto God
for his unspeakable gift.