GRACE THAT BRINGETH SALVATION
By Robert E. Hanna
Scripture Reading: Titus 2:11
"By grace are ye saved ... not ofworks!" (Ephesians 2:8, 9). What a profound and glorious declaration is this! Paul affirms that "the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men." The contrast between salvation under the law and salvation under the dispensation of the grace of God according to the revelation of the mystery is the key to understanding our relationship with God in this present age. The apostle John wrote, ''The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth carne by Jesus Christ" (John 1:17). We know that Jesus Christ made this possible by the shedding of His blood at Calvary. "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" (Romans 10:4).
It is true that grace carne by Jesus Christ through His finished work on the cross, butthe announcement of this great good news of the gospel ofthe grace of God (salvation by grace through faith without works) was not published until Saul the persecutor became Paul the apostle of the Gentiles, revelator of the secret, minister of reconciliation, and ambassador for Christ.
Thus Paul can boldly announce: "Unto me, who am the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God [not in Scripture, but in God], who created all things by Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 3:8, 9). Paul has revealed to us this wonderful truth, "According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust"(I Timothy 1:11).
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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
ead Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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