Feb 2

Glory Be to Whom? posted by jwatson on Feb 02, 2015

Dr. James Engle is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Evangelism Explosion International.

Dr. D. James Kennedy is the founder of Evangelism Explosion International.  On a personal level, he was a mentor, a friend and for eight years, my boss.  During those years, I had the privilege of teaching with him dozens of EE training clinics for pastors and lay leaders.  He had a simple way of setting forth the three possible options about our salvation and how we come to experience it.

Option #1 – I save myself by my good works – Glory be to me!

Option #2 – Jesus does his part on the cross and I do my part by my good deeds – Glory be to us!

Option #3 – I am saved by grace alone through faith alone by Christ alone…Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe! – Glory be to God!

Remember, the only thing we contribute to our salvation is our sin.  If we had not contributed our sin, we would not need salvation!  God declares simply and succinctly:  “I am the Lord, that is My Name, My glory I give to no other”  (Isaiah 42:8).

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