4-Grace You Have




By Grace You Have Been Saved—Now What?

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this especially is not of your own selves; it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9; The Holy Bible In Its Original Order is used throughout except where noted).

Protestants typically interpret this passage to mean that no works are required for salvation—that all one needs to do is “accept Jesus” and receive God’s grace. But is this what the Bible actually teaches?

Most assuredly, salvation is by grace—God’s unmerited favor. Salvation cannot be “earned” by “good works” of any kind. But is there anything you must first do in order to receive salvation? Likewise, is there anything you must do after you have been “saved”? And what exactly does it mean to be “saved”?

This booklet will show from the Scriptures that while salvation is by God’s freely given grace, there are definite conditions which must be met before God will grant spiritual salvation. We will also see that there are obligations placed on the believer after he or she comes “under grace.”