Grace

grace of God

The present dispensation is called Grace because the Grace of God is the predominant characteristics throughout this dispensation. The term Grace simply means the free, eternal, unmerited love and favour of God towards mankind.

WHAT GRACE CAN DO:

  1.  Through Grace we are saved (Eph 2:8-9, Titus 2:11)
  2. All of God’s great benefits, and every good and perfect gifts come through His grace (John 3:16, Rom 3:24, Eph 1: 6-7, James 1:17, Cor 8:9 & 9:8)
  3. Through grace we receive everything when we deserve nothing (II Cor. 8:9)
  4. Grace moves God to act on behalf of and for the best and eternal good of the whole creation
  5. All living creatures have an eternal promise of God’s benefits and loving providence through grace (Rom 8:32).
  6. Grace is seen in acts of judgements as well as actis of mercy (1Peter 5:5).

WHAT GRACE CANNOT DO:

  1. Grace does not guarantee forgiveness of un-confessed sins; it is only sins that have been committed and confessed that can be forgiven (!John 1:8-9)
  2. Grace does not promise eternal life to the saved man who commits sin and dies (Ezk 18:4, Rom 8:12-13, James 5:19-20)
  3. Grace does not encourage people to commit sins after been saved (Rom 6:1, 15)
  4. Grace cannot permit God to be a respecter of person while judging the sinner for sins and exercising the salvation when they commit the same sins (Gal 6:7-8, Ezk 18:4, 24-28, Exk 33:12-16, Rev 2:5, 16)
  5. Grace cannot encourage rebellion, disobedience and anarchy in God’s government (Gen 2:17, Rom 1: 18-31, Rom 5:12-29, IIPeter 2:20-29)

 

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