Nuggets from Seeking and Finding God—Mercy vs. Works (Part 2) |

Dave Hunt

God himself is the only One who can save man, and salvation can only be a gift of His grace. Such is the gospel consistently preached from Genesis to Revelation. Consider the following:

I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. (Isaiah:43:11)

For unto us a child [the Messiah] is born…[He is] the mighty God, the everlasting Father. (Isaiah:9:6)

Thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew:1:21)

They that are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans:8:8)

For y grace are ye saved…not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians:2:8-9)

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us. (Titus:3:5)

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans:3:24)

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. (Romans:11:6)