We Don’t Deserve Salvation

We are saved by faith through grace, which is an undeserved gift from God – we didn’t earn it and we don’t deserve it. The church is hated by the world, because it is viewed as a self righteous group of people who look down on others, and this is unfortunately a true statement most of the time. Paul took a different approach, saying he was the chief of all sinners, essentially saying “if God can forgive me, then He can forgive anyone”. Christians need to realize that they are sinners just like those they look down on, with the only difference coming from our faith in Christ – we have absolutely nothing to boast about other than the cross of Christ!