Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The True Grace of God

God's grace shines in all the doctrines of the everlasting gospel; they contain the revelation of grace in the full, complete, and glorious salvation of the people of God.

The Father's grace appears in the CHOICE of a people to show forth His praise.

The Son's grace is revealed in the REDEMPTION of that chosen people from sin, the world, Satan, death, and Hell.
The Spirit's grace is manifest in the NEW BIRTH, sanctification, and teaching of that chosen and redeemed people.

Thus . . .
the Father chooses a people by His grace, the Son ransoms these chosen people by His grace, and  the Spirit makes these chosen people fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, by His grace.

The Father marks the objects, the Son delivers from wrath, the Spirit leads to glory,and all in richest grace!

In a Word, grace is divine favor, which arises in God as its fountain;  centers in Christ as its depository; appears in the doctrines of the gospel as in a mirror; flows to sinners as its objects; and peoples Heaven with sanctified believers as its design!

Grace is . . .
the glory of Jehovah; the charm of the gospel;  the delight of Jesus; and the fountain of consolation to the church.

Grace is . . .
eternal in its existence;  holy in its nature; free in its acts; sanctifying in its tendency; and glorious in its design!


[James Smith]


2 Corinthians 8:9 ... For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
2 Timothy 1:9 ... Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
1 Peter 5:12 ... By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.❤