The Gifts of Christmas – Salvation
Christmas is a time when the grace of God is declared to all men. Whether they have ears to hear the good news or not, whether they accept it or not, they see and hear the good news almost every day.
Titus 2:11 (KJV) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
The message is clear as it is sung in Christmas Carols and read on Christmas Greeting Cards sent by loving family and friends.
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus is the gift of salvation for there is salvation in no other name.
Acts 4:12 (KJV) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. No one can approach and know God but by the Son, Christ Jesus.
John 14:6 (KJV)Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If you haven’t already, won’t you receive Jesus, the Gift of God, today? You won’t ever be “good enough,” nor will you ever be more “ready” than you are right now. Your good works cannot save you any more than going to church can save you. The Gift of God is a free gift, costly though His sacrifice was.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Romans 10:9-10 (AMP) Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.