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Why Did God Decide to Save Us Through Faith?

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"The salvation from sin and death and judgment that Christ brings is
received by faith. Paul illustrates this faith with the case of Abraham
in Romans 4:20 and shows how it relates to the glory of God: ‘No
distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew
strong in his faith as he gave glory to God [literally, giving glory to God].’ In other words, one reason that faith
is the way God saves us is that faith gives glory to God. That is,
faith calls attention to and magnifies the glory of God. Faith puts us
in the position of weak and dependent and puts God in the position of
strong and independent and merciful. So faith is essential to
displaying the glory of God." Entire sermon available here.

This kind of thinking is foreign to a religion that teaches its people we are here to learn to prove ourselves worthy unto self-sufficiency and godhood.

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