For the one who’s forgiven it’s free… undeserved. Grace.
For the one forgiving, it comes at a price. Believing in the opportunity for redemption.
By grace, through faith we’re saved.
Recipients of God’s grace… a product of the faith of Christ… in turn a result of obedience to God’s will.
It’s not “our faith first” that saved us. It’s Christ’s faith. At Calvary we had no faith… but we were included in redemption by God’s grace and Christ’s faith.
Does our faith have a part? Most definitely. How can we receive and take hold of the gift of salvation we don’t believe?
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Gal 2:20… I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Gal 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
- Mark Saunders