8 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.
Please note that the saving faith is the gift of God and it is not of human origin. It is impossible for us to believe in and identify ourselves with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through human faith because human faith is always self-righteous. Many Christians fail to understand the vital difference between the God given saving faith and human self-righteous faith.
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