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Most Christians believe that the most pagan, dope smoking, murderer is saved the minute they believe in Jesus.
That they did nothing to earn their salvation and are hence saved by faith. BUT what’s crazy is that after a while if they don’t make any progress people begin the murmurings of “Well wait a minute, they must not be saved.” Seems like a Catch 22 or an oxymoron to me! That you can be completely evil, be the theif on the cross, and once you believe you’re saved but if you don’t clean yourself up, you might not be a Christian? That’s performance based religion. It’s not the Gospel. It’s not the good news Jesus came to bring. It’s garbage.
And Grace spits in the face of performance and is the one thing that actually brings about CHANGE.
Luke 23:39-43, Romans 6:20-21 ESV[wpdm_file id=9 title=”false”]