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Sovereign Grace Church - No Lie Is The Truth - by Tom Harding

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Dec 10, 2017
Preacher: Tom Harding
Passage: 1 John 2:21

No Lie Is The Truth

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth

(1 JOHN 2:21)

A local radio preacher recently said, “Your destiny is determined by how you live.” When I first heard that I was not surprised because this man preaches and believes that salvation is determined by the sinner’s works. But what a sad and horrible lie this is. It is totally contrary to the word of God. The scriptures teach that salvation is of the Lord, not by our works. Salvation is always determined, dependent, and accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ; His will (ROMANS 9:12-16), His blood (1 PETER 1:18-20) and His righteousness (ROMANS 3:19-24).

Consider these scriptures that teach us that salvation is by God’s grace alone, not our works:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (EPHESIANS 2:8-9)

“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” (2 TIMOTHY 1:9)

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” (TITUS 3:5)

These scriptures teach and the whole message of the Bible teaches salvation from first to last and from Alpha to Omega is of the Lord; His doing and His dying. Man has no part in the accomplishment of our salvation. It is the truth that sets sinners free, “no lie is of the truth.” The Lord said, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

Thanks be unto our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ who has determined our destiny by His righteous obedience unto the holy law of God (MATTHEW 5:17; HEBREWS 7:26) and His blood sacrifice unto death (HEBREWS 9:26). Giving us everything we need in our salvation; righteousness (ROMANS 4:6-8; PHILIPPIANS 3:7-9) and redemption (1 CORINTHIANS 1:30; EPHESIANS 1:7; HEBREWS 9:1).

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