Down Religion

“For by grace you have been saved, through faith. And this is not your own doing. It is the gift of God, not the result of works so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared before hand to be our way of life.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)

In confirmation my pastor said that we believed in “down religion” — God comes down to us; we do not earn salvation.

And this is good news.

Salvation isn’t something to work for, to brag about, to wait for, to happen sometime in the future.

It is finished. And we respond in love and service.


  1. What does it mean to you that salvation that will happen sometime in the future?
  2. How do you respond to God’s salvation?

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Written & spoken by Bethany Stolle
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Edited by Jim Kast-Keat

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