Scripture Reading: Romans 5:15-21
We must confess our incompetence in contemplating the wellspring of Grace from the inexhaustible heart of God. Scripture unveils a woeful drama-banishment from heaven of one third of the angelic host in rebellion against God under Lucifer. With judgment looming in the lake of fire, there is no hope for these superior beings.
Wonder of wonders that man in his wretchedness and woe need not be eternal participants with them. What contrast! Man need never thirst again as he drinks from the infinite fountain of Grace flowing freely from Calvary.
Paul majors in all the great Bible doctrines. In Romans chapter one, he exposes man in all his wretchedness and woe. Man hits bottom. Sin and death are depicted here as totalitarian dictators with iron grip, causing their victims to be crushed by the dread disease of sin.
Three times, one is stunned by the declaration-"GOD GAVE THEM UP!" More awesome is the temporal but terrible setting aside of the favoured nation Israel, in succeeding chapters .
. After the nations rejected God at Babel. and Israel rebelled against the .crucified, risen and glorified Lord, God in mercy saves the greatest enemy of the Hebrew Church, transforming him into one of .the greatest preachers the world has ever witnessed among redeemed men.
With Paul's salvation begins the unique story of God's abounding Grace to a world in rebellion against God. In longsuffering God has waited 2,000 years. Grace will some- day finish the Divine Masterpiece, The Church Which Is His Body.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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