Its of Faith so to be of Grace


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Faith is of Grace, its a Gift of God lest any man should boast Eph 2:8

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

In Vs 8 the word that is a pronoun and it refers to both Grace and Faith in sync, for both Grace and Faith are not from ourselves, to denote the entirety of Salvation is the Gift of God, so no part of it can give us an reason to boast. We believe because of Grace Acts 18:27

27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:
You focus on the faith of God as though you do not believe what the Bible teaches of man's faith in God that results from hearing and receiving the word of God. All sinners hear the word of God but those who refuse to believe God's word they clearly hear and understand will not have faith because of that hard-hearted willful rejection of the truth. Faith comes after hearing and receiving God's word, not before.


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Whosoever believing Jesus is the Christ is or has been born of God !

1 Jn 5:1

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

Again, believing on Jesus Christ, His Person and Offices and Saviour Vocation, is evidence that one has been born of God. See one doesnt believe in Christ to become born of God, but quite the opposite, but he believes because he has been born of God.

Paul basically says the same thing here 2 Thess 2:13

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Notice the order here, sanctification of the Spirit [that's when one is born of God the Spirit and set apart] and belief of the Truth or Faith, that's when one believes ! Its plain that belief of the Truth is resultive of sanctification of the Spirit, hence, he that believes has been born of God.

The sanctifying work of the Spirit in bringing a sinner to belief of the Truth, is a Sovereign work of Grace, so its of faith so to be of Grace.