It Is The Power of God

Jesus said He chose us before the foundation
of the world, we did not choose Him. He did
this knowing sins even before we committed
them and what our future walk of faith would
(See John 15:16,19; Ephesians 1:4).

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is
the power of God for salvation to everyone who
believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed
from faith to faith ; as it is written, "BUT THE
Romans 1:16,17).

Salvation is the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death & the conferring on him of eternal life. Salvation has three tenses..has been {justification}, is being {sanctification}, will be {glorification}.

Our salvation relationship is secured by His strength, not ours. It is held and sealed by the Holy Spirit, also a gift. Our relationship is secured by His Will, not ours. When saved, we have received the righteousness of Christ by faith and the shed blood of Jesus. Not by anything we have done.

The Gospel is not a code of ethics or morals, not a creed to be accepted, not a system of religion to be adhered to, not a good advice to follow. It is a message concerning a divine Person.
Christian character is produced by the Holy Spirit, not by self-effort. (See 1 Peter 1:4-8, Galatians 5:22,23)

Why is this even a message? Because Satan is distracting people with doing good works instead of living by faith. If we get out with our love relationship right with God, everything else will fall into place. Are you there?