Grace, salvation, fruits, and all your rghteousness is as “filthy rags”

The branch that doesn’t bear fruit is a DEAD branch that has not received the water of life of Jesus Christ.

Works are FRUIT of salvation, they are NOT the SUSTENANCE of salvation. The sustenance (what “keeps you saved”) comes from the root that grows from the seed. The seed is the word of God. And here is where the analogy breaks down. Because God is talking about purging the ranks of the front lines in the Great Commission when he talks about throwing away the branches that don’t bear fruit.

Even the man that had slept with his mother-in-law in Corinthians, Paul said to put him out of the congregation so that his “soul might be saved”:

To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.- 1 Corinthians 5:5

Here’s what God thinks of all your “saving works” and “salvation preservation works”

But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthyrags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.-Isaiah 64:6

We are men most vile, sin entered into the world by one man only:

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. – Romans 5:19

Got that? By ONE shall many be “made righteous”, NOT by “many” shall each one make themselves righteous.

Who do you think you are, thinking you can deserve heaven by your works? All your righteousness is as “filthy rags”, and to get into heaven you have to go spotless.

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