Salvation, Then Change

“Practically every false doctrine comes from getting things out of order. God’s divine order is salvation, then change; not change and then salvation! If one has to be changed to be saved, that’s salvation by works. It is also salvation by the flesh. The truth is, one is cleansed from the sins of the flesh just as he is saved; by yielding to the Holy Spirit and letting Him do His work.” ~Jack Hyles
When witnessing we often hear excuses why a person can not be saved now. A common excuse is “I need to quit _____________ before I can be saved.
(You fill in the blank)
Have you ever heard the expression, Putting the card before the horse?
The above quote is exactly right. A person is never good enough to be saved, that is why Jesus died to pay for our sins. When witnessing pray that the Holy Spirit will convict the person to understand that salvation is by accepting Christ, not by changing their lifestyle.

Ephesians 2:8-9
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.

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