Amazing grace

” I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

(Galatians 2:21)

Trying to be saved by doing good things is futile because those good things don’t satisfy the righteous judgment of God against all the sins you’ve committed in the past.

A good deed doesn’t cancel a bad deed. Doing good doesn’t make one innocent of crimes they’ve already committed against God.

We don’t do what is right as an effort to gain God’s forgiveness. Forgiveness can never be earned, as if it were a reward for good deeds done.

If we did that we would still be “under the law”, with the dreadful consequence of being judged by the law.

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