It would be wonderful to think that GRACE is revolutionary on its own. It certainly came over that way when first presented in the New Testament. Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the coming of the Holy Spirit paved the way for the introduction of Grace. All believers in Jesus are made righteous without the need […]
Good question! The subject of Grace needs not to be turbulent, but when folks hold on to outdated religious views they will resist anything that challenges those views. The New Testament is full of accounts of that conflict, as is the history of the Christian church. It seems that there is a strong reluctance to let […]
Grace is intrinsically linked with the Lordship of Jesus. Grace cannot be Grace without Jesus having exclusive position and authority. In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir […]
Those who have a strong doctrine of the grace of God are often called ‘Calvinists’; those who have a heavy emphasis on man’s ability to save himself by free will and good works are often called ‘Arminians’. The history is as follows. The Bible clearly has a strong doctrine of grace. The stories of Abraham […]
“Amazing Grace” is still soul-stirringly good! Enjoy watching this short video clip (thanks to André Rieu and his orchestra) and let your soul and spirit soar. A great example of how the Spirit can lift our spirits. Read the rest of the article to see the next clip that is the complete opposite of Grace.
Guest writer: Don Milam. Last night I had an epiphany. I have been on a journey the last few months, ’til I reached this moment in time. I had to get here. It was important that I get here, though I had no clue where I was headed.
Unconditional Grace is so amazing! Well, it’s almost unconditional. We are required to believe in Jesus. After that, that’s it. God’s view of justice and forgiveness is so different to ours. We still want a justice that demands payment, or at least favour that is conditional to commitment. God just accepts us fully once we believe […]
Indeed! You’ve got to love Paul the Apostle and is Gospel of Grace. Something happens to a person when they meet Jesus. Paul’s encounter on the Damascus road radically changed him from being a Christ-follower-chasing terrorist to one who followed Christ for the rest of his days. Miraculous! Paul encountered not only a fresh message […]
It may sound slightly presumptive to say “another grace revolution”, but the last big revolution about Grace (after Paul) was back in Martin Luther’s day, 500 years ago. “Revolution” does sound like a strong word to use to use in the context of Grace. However, in light of the need of ‘governmental shift’ or a […]
Going for a Grace Reformation? October 31, 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. He started a Grace Revolution that we most certainly need to continue. The Apostle Paul, following on from Jesus, and actually taught by Jesus, started the first Grace Reformation by announcing that Jesus has introduced a new “Administration of […]