We are saved by the triune God alone. We are saved by the grace, the love and according to the will of God the Father alone (Jer. 31:3; John 3:16; John 6:39; Heb. 10:5-7; John 17:1-4; 19:28-30; 1 John 4:10). We are justified, sanctified and made perfect on the basis of the work of Christ alone (Rom. 3:21-25; 4:25; 5:9; 1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 10:5-18). We receive this salvation by the operations of the Spirit of God, giving us life and faith in Christ alone (Col. 2:12; John 3:5-15; Titus 3:3-7). Contributions from man are excluded (Rom. 3:20; Gal. 2:21; 3:11). The love of God finds no reason in us, but only in Himself (Deut. 7:7-8; Hosea 14:4). The purchase price of our redemption was the blood of Christ with no contribution from us (Heb. 1:3; Eph. 1:3-7; Matt. 20:28; Heb. 9:12). The work of the Spirit of God is like the wind: we cannot tell from whence it comes or whither it goes, and in no way can we direct or control the Spirit of God, nor are we aware of His operations, but see the effects of them only in looking to Christ. Salvation is nothing from me. It is all of God the Father; all by the God the Son, the Son of man; and all through God the Spirit alone. Salvation is thus by grace alone, because of Christ alone, received through God’s gift of faith alone.
Pastor Rick Warta