ANYONE WHO IS ‘SAVED’ IS SAVED BY ‘ONE MAN’S OBEDIENCE!’ AND THAT MAN IS THE MAN CHRIST JESUS!
(This post is written in response to a meme that has been making rounds on ‘Social media’ which has a picture of Noah’s ark with the words “Grace did not save Noah . . . Obedience did”)
Get this people – “It is not sufficient that the believer stand before God with no sins upon him—that is merely negative. The holiness of God requires a POSITIVE RIGHTEOUSNESS to our account—that His Law be PERFECTLY KEPT. But WE are unable to keep it, therefore OUR SPONSOR FULFILLED IT FOR US! By the blood-shedding of our blessed Substitute the gates of Hell have been forever shut against all those for whom He died. By the perfect obedience of our blessed Surety the gates of Heaven are opened wide unto all who believe.
My title for standing before God, not only without fear, but in the conscious sunshine of His full favour, is because CHRIST has been made “righteousness” unto me (1 Cor. 1:30). Christ not only paid all my debts, but fully discharged all my responsibilities. THE LAW-GIVER IS MY LAW-FULFILLER! Every holy aspiration of Christ, every godly thought, every gracious word, every righteous act of the Lord Jesus, from Bethlehem to Calvary, unite in forming that “best robe” in which the seed royal stand arrayed before God.” [A.W. Pink]
Say “Praise the Lord!”
To contend that Noah or Abraham or Paul or for that matter any saint of God was saved by THEIR obedience betrays not only an ignorance of the truth but a marvelous blindness!
“Not 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!” [Titus 3:5]
Thank you Lord Jesus!