A few years back, I entered a men’s baking contest. It
was all desserts. I found a recipe that I liked so I started
putting all the ingredients together. I also took into
account how long I was to cook. It was all spelled out
in the recipe. I thought I made a good cake – at least
some people could eat it.
In the matter of salvation there are different
ingredients. The Bible teaches us we are saved “by
grace, through faith” (Eph. 2:8); by “works” (James
2:24; by “calling on the name of the Lord” (Rom. 10:13;
Acts 22:16); by “obedience” (Heb.5:8-9) by “baptism”
(Mk. 16:16) by “belief” (Acts 16:31); and other things
Here is my point: Just as the ingredients of the recipe
must be combined to make a cake, so must the
ingredients of salvation be combined. You do not have
salvation by faith alone. Just like you cannot take just
one ingredient and claim to make a cake, you cannot
just pick one ingredient and have salvation. The
ingredients must be combined to get the desired results.
You cannot produce a cake on flour alone and you
cannot have salvation by faith alone.
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