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4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
4 Pero cuando se manifestó la bondad de Dios nuestro Salvador, y su amor hacia la humanidad, 5 El nos salvó, no por obras de justicia que nosotros hubiéramos hecho, sino conforme a su misericordia, por medio del lavamiento de la regeneración y la renovación por el Espíritu Santo, 6 que El derramó sobre nosotros abundantemente por medio de Jesucristo nuestro Salvador, 7 para que justificados por su gracia fuésemos hechos herederos según la esperanza de la vida eterna. 8 Palabra fiel es ésta , y en cuanto a estas cosas quiero que hables con firmeza, para que los que han creído en Dios procuren ocuparse en buenas obras. Estas cosas son buenas y útiles para los hombres.
These words speak so much about how we need to act after our renewal in Christ. No, we were not saved because of good, but because of grace. God gives us the mind to do good though and we dare not fall back into old ways. We are brand new, don’t let anyone tell you any different.
For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
Porque por gracia habéis sido salvados por medio de la fe, y esto no de vosotros, sino que es don de Dios; no por obras, para que nadie se gloríe. Porque somos hechura suya, creados en Cristo Jesús para hacer buenas obras, las cuales Dios preparó de antemano para que anduviéramos en ellas.
There is nothing we can do, other than accepting the free gift from God, to get us to heaven. Good works don’t get us there, but good works come when we have Jesus in our heart. We will want to do good, if Jesus is truly in our hearts.
In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is an opponent may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
muéstrate en todo como ejemplo de buenas obras, con pureza de doctrina, con dignidad, con palabra sana e irreprochable, a fin de que el adversario se avergüence al no tener nada malo que decir de nosotros.
No matter what someone may be saying about us, if we follow this Word of God, all will work out. God will keep us and lead us. If this is always our intention, God will be with us.
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. But you speak the things which become sound doctrine:
Todas las cosas son puras para los puros, mas para los corrompidos e incrédulos nada es puro, sino que tanto su mente como su conciencia están corrompidas. Profesan conocer a Dios, pero con sus hechos lo niegan, siendo abominables y desobedientes e inútiles para cualquier obra buena. Pero en cuanto a ti, enseña lo que está de acuerdo con la sana doctrina:
Many, yes many can say they believe in God and Jesus; you know, even satan believes. We must search the scriptures before we just agree with another man or woman. The devil has many tricks and half-truths are a big part of it. I am blessed to have the beautiful wife I have who, when she noticed I was in a battle against spam this morning, told me that this blog should be done first. The devil had me fighting a stupid battle when the Word of God overcomes all. Thank you Maggie for listening to the Holy Spirit and helping me. Thanks be to God and the Lord Jesus for the Grace and Mercy. Satan is defeated, lets not give him any power.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Toda Escritura es inspirada por Dios y útil para enseñar, para reprender, para corregir, para instruir en justicia, a fin de que el hombre de Dios sea perfecto, equipado para toda buena obra.
All scripture is profitable it says here; not some. We, as Christians, are responsible to read and study all the Word for our own good. Maggie and I have started a program of reading and studying the Bible in 1 year. I would recommend this for every believer. Thanks be to our Lord and Savior for the blessings He has given us.