The Apostle Paul’s religious associations and attempts at moral perfection were admirable by human standards—but they were worthless until he was transformed by God’s grace. As Alistair Begg warns in this study of Titus 3, “Our good deeds can’t get us a place in Heaven any more than a spider’s web could stop a tank.” Rather, we are saved by God’s mercy through faith in Christ. Only in the Gospel do we find a righteousness that is secure and lasting.
4But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
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