Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Through faith but...by grace.

Originally uploaded by ericblauer.
Remember this; or you may fall into error by fixing your minds so much upon the faith which is the channel of salvation as to forget the grace which is the fountain and source even of faith itself. Faith is the work of God's grace in us. No man comes to Me," says Jesus, "except the Father who sent Me draws him. . .Grace is the first and last moving cause of salvation; and faith, essential as it is, is only an important part of the machinery which grace employs. We are saved "through faith," but salvation is 'by grace.'"

1 comment:

FCB said...

Awww, I love to see the Giants of the faith quoted. For young Christians that are unaware of Spurgeon, he is a must read. Powerfully used of God in many ways and admired by all denominations.