Book: Why should I be good? Salvation is free! - Saved by grace and rewarded by works, Calvinism with holiness by Richard Lee Spinos
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Richard Lee Spinosabout this book: This book is about the grace of God and its role in our eternal salvation. Many Christians are confused about what God requires for salvation. The Bible teaches that salvation is granted by God when as sinner (that includes you and me)confesses his sin and asks God to forgive him, believing in the sacrifice of Christ as the one who paid the penalty for all sin.
This book explains that being good, or being holy while required by God, is not required as the basis for salvation or for keeping salvation. Salvation is granted entirely on the basis of God's grace and the righteous payment of His Son on the cross. Nothing that we can do can help or hinder our salvation. It is a settled fact.
However, if salvation is by grace, if salvation is free, you may ask why should you be good? Why should you be holy?
There are several convincing and substantial answers to this question that many Christians never consider. This book explores those motives.
I wrote this book out of my own struggle as a foreign missionary to Brazil. I would often question why I put up with so much hardship if my salvation didn't depend on my Christian service.
I spent about four months to write this book and countless hours in editing and rereading until I felt it was ready to publish.
I chose the title which was originally "Why be holy if Salvation is by Grace" because it was the question that was on my mind. I later changed it to "Why should I be good, salvation is free" to be more easily understood by a wider audience.
This book reveals an important distinction that the Bible makes concerning salvation and reward. Faith in the good works of Jesus is for salvation and the good works of the believer are for reward during the Millennial kingdom age. This is an aspect of the Christian life that is almost never discussed or talked about.
I am sure that any Christian who reads this book will be encouraged to develop their spiritual life with more zeal and joy.
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