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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by agedman, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. agedman

    agedman Well-Known Member
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    There seems, in this present time, that the thinking is “grace” will cover purposed sinfulness.

    Rather, when one is enlightened to an area in which a guard, a warner of demonic slight of hand has laid a trap, and that believer, knowing both risk and consequences, purposely embraces sin, there is no grace.

    God’s unmerited favor (grace) is not unconditional to believers.

    When it comes to application it is unconditional only to unbelievers in whom God purposefully selects to a specific employment and deployment.

    To the believer, grace is considered the protection, preservation, and ability to persevere. It is the very knowledge that the believer is endowed with the favor of God. Therefore, all that comes into that believer’s life and living is directly related to displaying and honoring through duty the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Paul said grace and salvation are intertwined. But after salvation, Paul, had his weakness strengthened by the sufficiency of God’s Grace.

    By the sufficiency of God’s favor, God displayed His strength, His authority, His ability, His thoughts, His way of escape, His majesty, His cunning, His Love, ... to Paul and by extension demonstrated such for every believer.

    When a believer knowingly purposes to allow sin, the “disgrace” is ruinous.

    It isn’t a matter of the sin, it is the whole purpose, the whole mission, the whole reputation of the King of kings has been ruined in that person’s life.

    The consequences ripple and impact service from then on.

    Consider Peter. He is fellowshipping with gentle believers and Paul is present. Jews arrive on the scene, and Peter removes himself from the Gentiles.

    Before the whole assembly, Paul rebukes Peter. Paul names the sin and the sinner.

    The Scriptures do not say, but was Peter, the authority, the power, the God honoring life not ruined among the assembly?

    When a believer’s sin is confessed, there is certainly forgiveness, but there is also cleansing that must take place. That believer should not expect the favor of God in service to continue to be without first experiencing the cleaning solution and scrubbing scouring their life before the whole world that the whole world witness God polishing the gold and silver from tarnished to shine, again.

    This done as an example for all to witness God’s favor (grace) in action.

    “Grace is greater” the song is sung, and the writer was right.

    Grace is sufficient sufficiency to suffice for God’s glory, and the believers’ good.
  2. 37818

    37818 Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2018
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    Grace is not licence to sin. Romans 6
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