Question #60: Why is “saved to serve” not the greatest motive in our salvation?

Saved to show forth the glory of God.
Saved to show forth the glory of God.

Answer: Though “saved to serve” is a great motive in salvation, there are at least three other greater motivations.  They are:

1) to satisfy the love of God–1 Jn 4:8, 9,

2) to provide eternal life–Jn 3:16, and

3) to manifest God’s grace throughout eternity–Eph 2:7.


One-Minute Theology with Chaplain T features the question and answer portions of the Systematic Theology courses that were part of my seminary work at Piedmont Baptist Graduate School. I will be posting one Q & A everyday until my ordination council meeting set for February 2014.