It Depends

The Brew Is A Musing

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It [salvation] does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.” (Roman 9:16, NIV 1986).

My Musings – A widely held belief is that salvation does depend upon our desires and efforts.  If we live what is on balance a “good” life, things will work out in the end.  But none of the following were saved that way.

  • Adam & Eve – God’s original creation made in His image, but they could not be saved by their own desire or effort. It took God’s mercy. Genesis 1:26.
  • Noah – The last righteous man, but he could not be saved by his own desire or effort. It took God’s Mercy. Genesis 6:9.
  • Job – A man that God boasted about, but he could not be saved by his own desire or effort. It took God’s mercy. Job 1:8.
  • Abraham – A man of great faith…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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