The initiation, as well as the increase, of faith, is from the Spirit of God, not only by an external proposal of the word, but by internal illumination in the soul [Pearson]. “God would have to be kind to offer pardon to one who openly violates His expressed word” (Caldwell p. 80). The gender of ‘this’ in Greek differs from that of the word ‘faith.’ The last clause is a positive statement added to the negative one: the gift of salvation comes from God, by whose grace we have been and are saved. dia. While grace is unmerited and undeserved, such grace is also conditional. Through faith—As the instrument in God’s hands; the handle by which he gets hold of us to snatch us from Satan and spring us into heaven. This is plain, for salvation is entirely of grace. Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. It is not only said in general, ‘ye are saved by grace,' but further that salvation is by faith, i.e. It is not of merit; it is wholly by favor. Read Ephesians 2:8 commentary using Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. He emphatically recurs to the truth (Ephesians 2:5), 'By grace ye are in a saved state.'. ‘Ye have been saved, and ye are now in a state of salvation.’, Through faith. “Neither the works of The Law nor the secrets of the mystery religions could ever save you and set you free from ignorance and superstition. 2. 3. is the beginning, foundation, and the root of justification, and the first of all other virtues, without which it is impossible to please God. Ephesians 1:11-23. Calvinism presents a picture of a God who desires all men to be saved (2 Peter 3:9), and yet at the same time refuses to give all men the faith they need to gain salvation. It is used once in this Epistle (Ephesians 5:23) and once in the Epistle to the Philippians (Ephesians 3:20), but no less than ten times in the Pastoral Epistles of St. Paul, and five times in the Second Epistle of St. Peter. Faith is not the gift, but salvation is! Amplified® Darby I.S.V. Or, in other words, seeing that baptism stands between one and salvation (Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21), the above phrase demands that we conclude that baptism also stands between one and God’s mercy. Ephesians 3:7 occur the words- κατὰ τὴν δωρεὰν τῆς χάριτος τοῦ θεοῦ … χάρις being the thing given, and δωρεάν pointing out its mode of bestowment. And this is not of yourselves - This refers to the whole … by John Eadie. Faith is, indeed, truly said to be the gift of God; but it is faith as a, —The whole structure of the apostle’s view of our rescue from the depths, and exaltation to the heights, and our consequent utter gratitude to God, is wholly overthrown if ours is a self-salvation. Ephesians 2:8–9 is an extremely popular passage of Scripture. NASB E-Prime Young's Compare all. The basis of our salvation is God"s grace (unmerited favor and divine enablement; cf. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to Him. The reasons in favor of the former interpretation are, 1. In short, the human race had no plea with God, but God's justice had a high and holy claim on them. '', "Here you ask a wonderful theological/exegetical question to which I can only give an opinion, and not a definitive answer. Thus, in Romans 5:9-10 (“having been justified,” “having been reconciled,” “we shall be saved”), salvation is spoken of as following on the completed act of justification (as the release of a prisoner on his pronounced pardon); and it is described, here and elsewhere, as a continuous process—a state continuing till the final judgment. By Paul J. Bucknell Not of yourselves—The whole structure of the apostle’s view of our rescue from the depths, and exaltation to the heights, and our consequent utter gratitude to God, is wholly overthrown if ours is a self-salvation. It is to bring together all things in heaven and on earth. (Genesis 2:17) In Genesis 3 the serpent of old, Satan, the liar and deceiver countered Eve's arguments… And the serpent said to the woman, "You surely shall not die! The man who has escaped from the wreck, and has been taken into the lifeboat, is from that moment a saved man. Рим. Paul prays that God will give the Ephesian Christians a spirit of wisdom and … They may relate to faith ( τὸ πιστεύειν) or to the salvation spoken of ( σεσωσμένους εἴναι). The giver gets credit for the gift, not the receiver. We are delivered from the love of sin. It is one of the fruits of the operation of the Holy Spirit on the soul. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Men are saved by grace, not by works. through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; salvation is through faith, not as a cause or condition of salvation, or as what adds anything to the blessing itself; but it is the way, or means, or instrument, which God has appointed, for the receiving and enjoying it, that so it might appear to be all of grace; and this faith is not the produce of man's free will and power, but it is the free gift of God; and therefore salvation through it is consistent with salvation by grace; since that itself is of grace, lies entirely in receiving grace and gives all the glory to the grace of God: the sense of this last clause may be, that salvation is not of ourselves; it is not of our desiring nor of our deserving, nor of our performing, but is of the free grace of God: though faith is elsewhere represented as the gift of God, John 6:65 and it is called the special gift of faith, in the Apocrypha: "And blessed is the eunuch, which with his hands hath wrought no iniquity, nor imagined wicked things against God: for unto him shall be given the "special gift of faith", and an inheritance in the temple of the Lord more acceptable to his mind.'' And that - namely, the act of believing, or "faith," which might seem to be your own independent act, is not so. Ephesians 1:3-14. "We" must believe, or "we" shall be damned. 'God justifies the believing man, not for the worthiness of his belief, but for the worthiness of Him in whom he believes' (Hooker). Ephesians 2:10… Romans 3:22; Romans 3:25; Galatians 2:16; 1 Peter 1:5). App-150. Ephesians 1:11-23. (h) So then, grace, that is to say, the gift of God, and faith, stand with one another, to which two it is contrary to be saved by ourselves, or by our works. The phrase in the text is, as always in this Epistle, theologically exact. —Not merely converted, justified, and sanctified; but gloriously, —saved from death, the devil, and hell; saved to resurrection, Christ, God, and glory, in the full sight of the endless, —As the instrument in God’s hands; the handle by which he gets hold of us to snatch us from Satan and spring us into heaven. 8.For by grace are ye saved. “It is the gift of God”: “The gift is God’s” (TCNT). EXEGESIS: BACKGROUND: While this book begins, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus” (1:1), scholars today are divided regarding both the authorship and the intended recipients. App-104. “By grace have ye been saved”: “More exactly by the grace, that is by this grace, the grace already mentioned” (Gr. Ephesians 2:8, 9, 10 explains why the apostle have only now started using a favorite word here in this passage rather than earlier on. John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians (Ephesians 2:9.) Reconsidered," Grace Evangelical Society News4:7 (July1989):1, 4. We are by nature bond-slaves to sin and Satan. Therefore, those Calvinists who do believe Ephesians 2:8-9 teach faith is a gift from God perpetuate an extreme form of Calvinism, one that Calvin would not affirm. Ephesians 2:8. The *temple of thegoddess (female god) Diana (or Artemis) was there. Even though he scarce feel his safety or be relieved from his tremor, he is still a saved man; yea, though the angry winds may howl around him, and though hours may elapse ere he set his feet on the firm land. 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. While, then, καὶ τοῦτο seems to refer to the idea contained in the participle only, it would seem that in θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον there is allusion to the entire clause-God's is the whole gift. Editor). Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. As a matter of grammar this opinion is certainly doubtful, if not untenable; but as a matter of theology it is a question of very little importance. At one time, *Greek leaders had ruled Ephesus.Now the *Romans ruled the city. Even the translators of the NASV understood the "gift" to be salvation. !” [Note: in the Greek, FAITH is feminine but IT is neuter. It is the gift of God - Salvation by grace is his gift. It is the uniform doctrine of the New Testament, that no man is saved against his will; and his desire to be saved is proved by his belief of the Divine testimony. But if we viewed things aright, we should be far more affected by the thought of a dead soul, a lost, fallen spirit. Salvation is the gift of God through faith! Ephesians 2:8-9 explain the surpassing riches of God"s grace ( Ephesians 2:7) and elaborate the parenthetical statement in Ephesians 2:5. Le TopChrétien a pour vocation de partager au monde la Bonne Nouvelle de Jésus-Christ et d'encourager les chrétiens à grandir dans leur foi. The neut. Misconceptions of these words have produced much confusion about how God saves men from sin. οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων —“Not of works”-the explanation of οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν.The apostle uses διά with the article before πιστεως in the previous verse, but here ἐξ without the article before ἔργων-the former referring to the subjective instrument, … 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.. One in Christ. 8.For—In view of this divine organic process now completely stated. Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV 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. Salvation, in its broadest sense, is God's gift. If you are interested in grammar, Boles argues, “Since faith is a word of feminine gender, and this and it are neuter gender, normal grammar disallows referring back to faith” (p. 226). (8) By grace are ye saved through faith.—Properly, ye have been saved; ye were saved at first, and continue in a state of salvation. Eph. χάρις—“favour,” is opposed to necessity on the part of God, and to merit on the part of man. Ephesians 2:8-22 English Standard Version (ESV). ], "If we breathe, it is because life has been breathed into us; if we exercise the hearing of faith it is because our ears have been unstopped. There are … Many critics, however, as Doddridge, Beza, Piscator, and Chrysostom, maintain that the word "that" (τοῦτο touto) refers to "faith" (πίστις pistis); and Doddridge maintains that such a use is common in the New Testament. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Instead of getting mad at the truth or resenting the preacher (Acts 7:54), one needs to be convicted of their own sins (Acts 2:37). [Note: See Roy L. Aldrich, "The Gift of God," Bibliotheca Sacra122:487 (July-September1965):248-53; and Gary L. Nebeker, "Is Faith a Gift of God? It is at once the due act of a yielding rebel to a rightful sovereign, and of a returning prodigal to a rightful and ever gracious parent. 3:20; Гал. ii. 2:16). N.T. Ephesians 2:8. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Christ alone is the meritorious agent. Spiritual life is not of the nature of a subsidy supplementing dogged exertion or ruthless self-flagellation, but a largess from the overflowing well-spring of divine compassion, lavished on a set of spiritual incapables." Ephesians 2:8-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB). Since all three come from God and not from man, the latter might seem the more likely. Salvation by grace must have conditions, seeing that the grace of God has appeared to all men (Titus 2:11), and yet all men are not automatically and unconditionally saved (Matthew 7:13-14). Surely the faith with which a beggar stretches forth his hand to receive the donation of thousands from a millionaire would not be a merit, a work, a compensation to the donor, neutralizing the graciousness of the gratuity. ‘Good works are never the cause of salvation but ought to be its fruit’. Not self-display but rather of the incomparable wealth of God"s grace, mercy and kindness through Jesus Christ” (Stott pp. The faith in this passage is not faith only, because faith by itself has never saved anyone (John 12:42-43). (Bristow), Ephesians 2:8 “for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God”. When (3) it is said, “Believe and thou shall be saved,” then faith is the condition upon which we are justified, regenerated, and elected to holiness here and heaven hereafter. This opinion, however, does not militate at all with the doctrine that man himself "believes." And you He made alive: The words He made alive are in italics, which indicates that they are added to the text but implied from the context. Still this does not conflict at all with the opinion, that if we exercise faith, the inclination to do it is to be traced to the agency of God on the heart. Thus, Ephesians 2:8-10 teaches that we are not given saving faith by good works, but with the purpose that we do good works. But on the other hand the salvation is the main idea in the preceding statement, and it seems best to understand the as referring to that salvation in its entire compass, and not merely to the one element in it, its instrumental cause, appended by way of explanation. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Commentary on Ephesians 2:1-10 (Read Ephesians 2:1-10) Sin is the death of the soul. But faith is more than just believing (James 2:19).]. And you can't take credit for … Whereas to say: ‘Ye are saved through faith (and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God), not of works,' is not repetitious; the parenthetical clause instead of being redundant does good service and greatly increases the force of the passage. Salvation must display grace, for it is wholly of grace. For by grace are ye saved This is to be understood, not of temporal salvation, nor of preservation in Christ, nor of providential salvation in order to calling, and much less of being put in a way of salvation, or only in a salvable state; but of spiritual salvation, and that actual; for salvation was not only resolved upon, … Notwithstanding the free, rightful, excellent exercise in faith by us, every thing comes from God to us by grace. "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, {9} not of works, lest anyone should boast. Justification by faith alone, is simply pardon enjoyed on the one condition of taking it. Hence to lay especial stress on salvation accords better with the whole idea of this Epistle—the continuous indwelling in Christ—than to bring out, as in the Epistle to the Romans, the one complete act of justification for His sake. Ephesians 2:8-10. Grace is undeserved but it still has conditions. II. You may say—“And this faith is not of yourselves: it is God's gift;” but you cannot say—“And this faith is not of yourselves, but it is God's gift; not of works, lest any man should boast.” You would thus be obliged, without any cause, to change the reference in Ephesians 2:9, for you may declare that salvation is not of works, but cannot with propriety say that faith is not of works. 3. The words καὶ τοῦτο are rendered “and indeed” by Wahl, Rückert, and Matthies. It is not an attribute which must always manifest itself, but a prerogative that may either be exercised or held in abeyance. 8. It is the , not the explanatory that has the first place in Paul’s thoughts here.— : and that not of yourselves. 8 For . Having treated of election and of effectual calling, he arrives at this general conclusion, that they had obtained salvation by faith alone. However, this important statement offers tremendous insight into what God desires after salvation. Eph. Therefore, baptism stands between one and the grace of God. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Verses eight and nine show how Christians enter into a saved state (v.5). τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσωσμένοι διὰ τῆς πίστεως—“For by grace ye have been saved, through your faith.” The particle γάρ explains why the apostle has said that the exceeding riches of God's grace are shown forth in man's salvation, and glances back to the interjectional clause at the end of Ephesians 2:5. A. God has blessed us with spiritual blessings, and has made us his adopted children. Ephesians 2:8-11 New International Version (NIV) 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. Commentary on Ephesians 2-:8-10. by Charles Hodge. Hence, has three aspects. The dative χάριτι, on which from its position the emphasis lies, expresses the source of our salvation, and the genitive πίστεως with διά denotes its subjective means or instrument. So that we adopt the opinion of Calvin, Zachariae, Rückert, Harless, Matthies, Meyer, Scholz, de Wette, Stier, Alford, and Ellicott, who make καὶ τοῦτο refer to ἐστε σεσωσμένοι—“and this state of safety is not of yourselves.” This exegesis is presented in a modified form by Theophylact, Zanchius, Holzhausen, Chandler, and Macknight, who refer καὶ τοῦτο to the entire clause—“this salvation by faith is not of yourselves.” Theophylact says- οὐ τὴν πίστιν λέγει δῶρον θεοῦ, ἀλλὰ τὸ διὰ πίστεως σωθῆναι, τοῦτο δῶρον ἐστι θεοῦ. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Then all will have one head, that is, Christ (verses 9-10). In the previous verse we learned that God"s kindness (which logically includes His grace), is only available in "Christ Jesus". You seize it, not achieve it!! This is the interpretation of the passage which is the most obvious, and which is now generally conceded to be the true one; see Bloomfield. Hence to lay especial stress on salvation accords better with the whole idea of this Epistle—the continuous indwelling in Christ—than to bring out, as in the Epistle to the Romans, the one complete act of justification for His sake. Granting that καὶ τοῦτο is an idiomatic expression, and that its gender is not to be strictly taken into account, still the question recurs, What is the precise reference of δῶρον? In Ephesians 2:5 this thought is introduced parenthetically, naturally and irresistibly suggested by the declaration of the various steps of regeneration in Christ. The word rendered "that" - τοῦτο touto - is in the neuter gender, and the word "faith" - πίστις pistis - is in the feminine. N.A.S.B. KJV: King James Version '', Whether you accept the reply or not, it is sufficient to show that the Greek is not as definitive in this verse as some scholars would have you believe. Matthies again joins οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων to the foregoing clause—“and that not of yourselves; the gift of God is not of works.” Such an arrangement is artificial and inexact. In Christ we have received an inheritance as God's own people. p. 289). That the guilty should stand before God with self-complacency, and refer his salvation in any measure to his own merit, is so abhorrent to all right feeling that Paul assumes it (Romans 4:2) as an intuitive truth, that no man can boast before God. Salvation by grace is not arbitrarily attached to faith by the mere sovereign dictate of the Most High, for man's willing acceptance of salvation is essential to his possession of it, and the operation of faith is just the sinner's appreciation of the Divine mercy, and his acquiescence in the goodness and wisdom of the plan of recovery, followed by a cordial appropriation of its needed and adapted blessings, or, as Augustine tersely and quaintly phrases it-Qui creavit te sine te, non salvabit te sine te. ‘This’ might with correctness refer either to salvation or to ‘faith;’ but the mass of recent commentators accept the former view, as more grammatical, as preserving better the parallelism of the passage (‘not of your-selves;’ ‘not of works’). The sovereignty of God and the human responsibility of man. 1. Heaven will be filled with the exploits of Christ and the praises of God. 1. We are delivered from death. Then Ephesians 2:8-9 make another sentence, and Ephesians 2:10 is a third sentence. We are saved by grace, not by faith, which is the channel through (dia) which flows to us the Divine stream of saving grace. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, For by grace are ye saved, through faith -, τῃ γαρ χαριτι εστε σεσωσμενοι δια της πιστεως· και τουτο ουκ εξ ὑμων· Θεου το δωρον, ουκ εξ εργων· ἱνα μη τις καυχησηται·, touto- is in the neuter gender, and the word “faith” -, pistis- is in the feminine. In saying "through faith," I do not wish to except faith from grace. The manifestation of the grace of God is the great end of redemption. ‘Ye are saved by faith, not by works, lest any man should boast.' Since those two verses are so often quoted, many miss out on verse 10 when seeking to understand God's salvation by grace through faith. When (2) it is said “The just shall live by faith,” then faith is to us the means by which we live. Wesley's Ephesians 2:8 Bible Commentary 2:8 By grace ye are saved through faith - Grace, without any respect to human worthiness, confers the glorious gift. This faith includes repentance (Acts 2:38); confession (Romans 10:9-10) and baptism (Acts 22:16). Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 2:1-10. Ought we not then to be silent about free-will, and good intentions, and fancied preparations, and merits, and satisfactions? Here, however, the article is used with ‘grace,’ pointing to God’s grace, already defined in Ephesians 2:7. Verse 10 also teaches that God has prepared beforehand these ‘good works’. would not be irreconcilable with that. Faith is, indeed, truly said to be the gift of God; but it is faith as a power, not as an act, that is God’s gift. It is not, therefore, ceremonial, as distinguished from good works; or legal, as distinguished from evangelical or gracious works; but works of all kinds as distinguished from faith, which are excluded. However, it is a tautology to say salvation and grace are "nor of yourselves," and in that case it certainly looks more like the passage is really pointing out that man cannot even take credit for his own act of faith, but that faith was itself created by God and implanted in us that we might believe (i.e. Our faith, as an act, natural and divinely empowered, is from ourselves: but not our salvation. Salvation is the gift of God. A reads 'through your (literally, 'the:' 'Aleph (') B Delta G omit) faith,' which accepts "grace." are substantially identical in meaning. Is it salvation, or faith? There is none of these which does not claim a share of praise in the salvation of men; so that the praise of grace would not, as Paul shews, remain undiminished. The three clauses, as Meyer has remarked, form a species of asyndeton-that is, the connecting particles are omitted, and the style acquires greater liveliness and force. Commentaries on Ephesians. 317. We are born from above. The structure of that salvation requires all the power depicted in Ephesians 1:19. These powerful verses summarize the main point of the gospel. 3. Faith, then, brings a man empty to God, that he may be filled with the blessings of Christ. The apostle adds more precisely and fully-. 2:9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. The words denote a present state, and not merely “an established process.” Green's Gram. For by grace you have been saved through faith. Ephesians 2. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. When, (1) it is said that God justifies us through faith, then faith is the instrument with which God rescues us from sin and hell. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. It may also be granted that a peculiarly suitable idea results—the opportune reminder that even their faith, in which at least they might think there was something of their own, has its origin in God’s grace, not in their own effort. 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