God Does NOT Run an Entitlement Program

Just what are you entitled to from God?

Everyone deserves to die for all have sinned.

Romans 3:23 … for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, ESV

Who does not fit in this description of sinners?

Romans 1:29-32
29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32 Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them
. ESV

So if you deserve and are entitled to death, how might you have eternal life?

Only by the Grace of God not by any of your actions or works!

Romans 3:22-24
22 … For there is no distinction:
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, ESV

Romans 11:5-6
5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
ESV

HT: Reformed Voices


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