Posted by: SandreS | September 3, 2015

Grace Is Undeserved

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For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Christianity, by placing emphasis on the wrong things, is little more than an ethical or moral system. Salvation is the transforming work of God for man, not man’s work for God. Grace is the undeserved and unrecompensed favor of God. Grace cannot be withheld because of unworthiness (Romans 4:5-8). It ceases to be grace if God has to withdraw it due to man’s sin. Pure grace cannot be exercised where the slightest degree of human merit or goodness is recognized. Christ died for sin; all questions of unworthiness have been banished (Ephesians 1:6). Salvation is by grace alone. Grace cannot be lessened because of unworthiness. Much sinfulness calls for much grace (Romans 5:20-21).

The sin question has been set aside permanently. God’s saving grace is without measure. This is not to say that God has ignored the fact of sin, but He has met this issue perfectly and finally, once and for all, at Calvary.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.

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