26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:26-27
This is a continuation to the previous post. It enhances the idea that salvation clearly comes from God. What could we possibly do to earn it? What would we have to offer for such a wonderful gift? Well, of course, the answer is nothing.
But there are millions who believe they can do it. They believe that what they have to offer in the way of services is valuable and useful to God. They believe the good they’ve done outweighs the bad. It’s arrogant and laughable if you think about it.
Even as believers, though, we get into a trap of semi-believing this. We know our salvation is through faith in Christ alone but it certainly couldn’t hurt to do more works and help out wherever we can. What we have done, then, is to negate the sovereign work of Christ for salvation.
Christ alone means just that, Christ alone. No services. No works. No money. No good deeds. No good social justice or environmental works. Nothing but Christ.