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The grace of God is an incredible truth that we need to understand. To understand God’s grace, we must do some thinking about eternity. What do you really believe happens to people after they die? What do you really believe about where you will spend eternity?
The Bible teaches us that heaven and hell are real places. Everyone will spend eternity in one of these two places. When it comes to salvation—when it comes to securing our eternal destiny in heaven—we need to understand God’s saving grace. There is nothing we can do to earn or secure our eternal salvation. The way we receive eternal life in heaven is by putting our faith in Jesus Christ, God’s Son. When we do, we are saved by grace.
Saving grace gives us access to heaven now and eternally. We’re reminded of this in Ephesians 2:8 (NIV), “God saved you by His special favor when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.”
John Newton, a former slave trader and wretched sinner understood the beauty of saving grace in his life when he wrote, “Amazing Grace, how sweet sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, blind but now I see.”
You don’t earn God’s saving grace. You receive it by faith.