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Thursday, September 11, 2014


Although Christians recognize that salvation is by grace, many nonetheless strive for God's acceptance, never sure they have His love.

The Bible teaches that as believers in Jesus Christ, we are completely accepted. If we belong to Christ, we share in His holiness. How can that be you ask? Scripture teaches that through Adam's rebellion against God, all of humanity was corrupted, inheriting a sin nature. But when Christ died on the cross, He made a way for everyone who believes in Him to become holy:

"Adam's one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ's one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous" (Rom. 5:18-19 NLT).

God has purposed that salvation be only by faith alone, not works. If you are in Christ, rest assured that He accepts you. When sin interrupts fellowship with the Father, He wants to restore His disobedient follower but never ceases to accept the believer as His beloved child.