Finding Faith Through Fear or Grace

A Twitter friend of mine, Grant Jenkins wrote this:

In the denomination I grew up in, salvation wasn’t presented as by grace, through faith (Ephesians 2:8) in Christ ALONE, but rather it was sold as a proverbial “get out of hell, free” card.  The salvation I grew up understanding and embracing wasn’t based on the cross, but rather on my ability to follow the formula, be good enough and adhere to enough rules that I would be acceptable to God which, from my experience, resulted in a whole lot of arrogance, self-righteousness and spiritual pride. THAT’S certainly not going to be a popular statement, but it is my story, nonetheless.

How did you find faith? Were you scared into it to escape from Hell or did you see the love in Christ by grace through faith?

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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

2 Responses to Finding Faith Through Fear or Grace

  1. All of grace, nothing of myself; thankfully. 😉

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