I feel the need to clarify something. I write a lot about repentace, sin, etc. I do not believe nor confess that salvation is by grace and…and…and anything! We are called to repent, a change of mind regarding our sin resulting in a change of behavior by God’s power, motivated, driven, and fueled by trust in the one and only Savior our Lord Jesus Christ! true, God-given repentance results in fruit, it is not the fruit that aids in anyway to our redemption. True, Godly repentance is a gift of, and work of, God, not a meritis-work on our part.
It is trust in, Christ Jesus alone we are saved! By His death and resurrection only is the wrath of God satisfied. Sanctification follows justification and is a lifelong process as we are sculpted into the image of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I worry I was not clear enough on this all important topic. I do not wish to preach a gospel which is no gospel at all (Galatians 1:7-9). works, rites, sacraments, giving, abstaining, doing, but, butts…nothing adds to the beautiful simplicity of salvation in Christ alone: repent and believe
I have spoken my peace: Jesus is (The One and Only) Savior, Redeemer, Prophet, Priest, Lord and King. God bless you all!