"I acknowledge using the words of the apostle to the Corinthians unto him, that they that were ministers of the letter and not the spirit did preach a covenant of works..."
Anne Hutchinson on Trial by Edwin Austin Abbey
Anne Hutchinson, her trial 1637
"Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." II Corinthians 3:6
Anne Hutchinson stood on trial in the Massachusetts Bay Colony because of her convictions that we live by grace, not by works.
The salvation God offers us is free to those who call upon the name of Jesus, the Son of God.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation....
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:9-10,13Salvation doesn't come through any other person.
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12Salvation doesn't come through any act of righteousness or any ritual (works).
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9Salvation comes simply from faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the payment for our sins. A person comes to understand that he will die in his sins. He desires not to; believes that Jesus died in his place, was buried, and rose again; and calls on Jesus to save him. Once saved, a person will desire to love Jesus because of what Jesus has done for him. This change occurs because of the Holy Spirit working within the saved person. Jesus said:
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15Have you called upon Jesus to save you from your sins and the wages of your sins? If not, please pray even now and ask Him to forgive you. Let Him know you want Him to save you. If you want to talk with someone about it, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org