By Grace Alone

Jan 8, 2015

In South Africa there are many churches, but few that teach that people are saved by grace alone. There they struggle with the same temptation we often have—to think we need to add to grace by praying more, giving more, or otherwise compensating for our sin.

During a monthly tea in Cape Town, an MTW missionary has been leading a Bible study that focuses on the basic gospel message. The ladies who attend have been grappling with verses such as Ephesians 2:8-9: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith … not by works .…"

During the first study one of the women was convinced we are only saved if we're baptized. Another woman thought we have to pray to keep our salvation. Often the missionary reminds them: "What do we do to earn our salvation?" Nothing! "Can we take any of the credit for being saved?" No! Thanks to this study, they are becoming grounded in the amazing truth of grace.

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