2019 – WEDNESDAY 09 OCTOBER
WHY GRACE IS NOT THE FULL GOSPEL
Let grace be shown to the wicked,
Yet he will not learn righteousness;
In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly,
And will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION
Our gospel of good news is that God has demonstrated His love toward us – and His power to crush Satan and redeem us from the curse of sin.
Without acknowledging sin -there is no acceptance of a saviour.
Without a saviour there can be no redemption.
Without repentance there can be no remission of sins.
Without the judgement of hell there can be no reward of heaven.
Without Christ’s victory over the enemy – there can be no overcoming life in Him.
KINDNESS TOWARD THE WICKED IS NOT THE GOSPEL
We are all sinners and must be brought to repentance.
Being inclusive – considerate and compliant toward wickedness – has never helped either the church or the wicked.
GRACE PRESENTS THE GOSPEL – FAITH RECEIVES IT
For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is a gift of God.
All mankind must be brought to faith in Christ – through repentance – forgiveness and cleansing.
KINDNESS REVEALS GOD IS MERCIFUL
GRACE REVEALS GOD IS SUFFICIENT
FAITH REVEALS GOD IS WILLING
LOVE REVEALS GOD HAS MADE A WAY
WISDOM REVEALS YOU HAVE FOUND THE BETTER WAY