I have listened to Chuck's radio program now for almost 30 years.He is as SOLID as it comes with his perspective on all things Theological.Today, I heard the most wonderful program that (for me) gives the best Biblical expaination on Saved by Grace (and Grace alone.....NOTHING else is needed).It is part of his CD series "Growing Deep in the Christian Faith."Today's sermon/show can be found at:Chuck's website is at:All this month, in the new year, Chuck's broadcast has been dealing with our sin....and God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Every day has been an excellent show. I'm lucky to have a long drive to work right during his morning show on AM in central Florida.There has been MUCH discussion on Five Doves over the years regarding:1) Once saved always saved (OSAS) and2) Saved by Grace.....PLUS????...... something WE STILL NEED TO DO to prove ourselves... ?? Really?
This show from Chuck says: NO.....it is saved by Grace ALONE.And I agree..If I can't trust Chuck Swindol's interpretation of the Bible....... then WHO can I trust??A FEW THINGS I RECALL, from today's show and all this month:1) (From an earlier show) Picture our sin as being the color BLUE. EVERYTHING about us, then, is blue. Our eyes for the sinful things we have seen........our mouth for the sinful things we have said.....our heart for the sinful things we have felt....and on and on....you see. And, WE ARE ALL BLUE....THROUGH and THROUGH....2) To the one who does not work....but believes in Him...there is justification!!Is this too good to be true? No..... accept the free gift...Questions.....is it too good to be true?If you have to work your way in .....how much work do you have to do to get in?ANDIf you didn't have to work for it to start with.....how much work would you have to do to lose it?It gets all fouled up IT you have to work for it.....IT IS A GIFT.......Chuck asks 3 questions:1) Is there any hope for lost sinners? Yes. Christ!Not Christ and good works.....not Christ and baptism....not Christ and trying real hard....OTHERWISE IT'S GOOD WORKS!If you believe that Christ died and rose for you.......YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. IT IS A GIFT!!!!!2) Isn't there any work for a seeker.....don't I have to do....something...to add to it???NO. BELIEVE!Story: About going to a freinds' home for dinner. You have a wonderful dinner....and at the end of dinner, you ask "What do I owe you for this delicious meal?" How would you feel? You are shocked....becuase....it's an insult. You knew what I needed....and out of love for me, you fixed it....and even to suggest that I pay you for it, it repulses you..... it offends you........ Even to suggest that I'll pay for it, repells you.....No......like with God.......it is a GIFT. You don't have to do anything, but to believe. It cannot be earned....even after the fact.3) Is there any way to lose your salvation? No. Never. Otherwise, it's not a gift....it's what YOU earned...God holds out His grace........it is ours to take.....or not......Anyway.......thought you'd like to know. Listen in as you can....LOTS OF GOOD STUFF!!If questions....don't ask me...... listen to Chuck's show...YFIC,Randy
ps....I was typing fast while re-listening to today's broadcast......forgive the typo's please.