One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that God offers us our salvation as a free gift. It isn’t something we can buy, nor is it something we can earn by our own good works. The Bible puts it this way: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). read more
The word gift is an important one in the Bible, and it is good that we understand its definition and implications. read more
Let’s take a look at the Bible and track the notion of salvation as a free gift to see if our own efforts can actually earn us a spot in heaven. We’ll start with a definition of the word, “gift” as it is found in a variety of secular dictionaries: gift (noun) Something bestowed freely. gift (gÄft) n. read more
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: