by Berni Dymet
Eph. 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God-
When you look down through the history of humanity, every belief system that includes a god or some supreme being involves us humans working our way into the gods' favor.
The god is the god - and we're just people and we have to do stuff to appease the god. Otherwise the god will punish us. It's always the same basic pattern.
And then one starry night, in a stable in Bethlehem, the pattern was broken. God brought His Son into the world and punished Him for our sin.
And then He turned around and said - if you believe that I punished my Son for you and that I can now forgive you - if you believe that, then you're forgiven. Then you have eternal life.
We call it grace. Something you can't earn. Something that's absolutely free. And doesn't matter how many religions and belief systems and gods we try……there's only one place to discover the grace of God.
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