Are we saved by grace and that’s it? When people try to save my soul on the street. I’ll mention obeying The Ten Commandments, then they sternly try to convince me I’m saved by grace and not by works. The Bible says that but it’s taught out of text. Yes, we are saved by grace, no doubt. The wages of sin is death. We have all earned death with our sins. The grace comes in when you confess your sins to God and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. All your past sins are forgiven forever. This is the part no one teaches. You’re supposed to repent of your past sins. In church, no one ever gets to the basic truth of what that means. It means to stop sinning! I know, easier said than done. It’s a process as you seek and grow as a new believer to brake the habit of sinning. You are still going to sin, and when you die and are resurrected, you will be held accountable for the sins you have not repented of.
What is sin? Ask this question at your traditional Christian church and get many answers. There is only one. You must obey The Ten Commandments! That one hurts, so most just don’t teach it. The test Commandment is the 4th one. To most, it doesn’t make sense so they forget about it and never mention it. “Exodus 20:8 8 Remember (K)the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 (L)Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it (M)you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who [e]stays with you. 11 (N)For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.” Every time I ask at church why not the Sabbath, they use lots of long explanations and claim we don’t have to. Why would Jesus/The Word, write that with his own finger in stone and then try to convince you to forget about it? He didn’t, if you love God you will obey his commandments, not just nine, or eight, or two, but all ten! Prove it for yourself in your Bible.
Letters from Paul