GRACE IN A DISPENSATION & THE DISPENSATION OF GRACE -
By Robert E. Hanna
Scripture Reading: Psalms 84:11, Ephesians 2:8-9
There was never a time when God did not exercise grace in dealing with His people. "For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly" (Psalms 84:11). God has bestowed His grace in many specific instances and to accomplish certain goals in accordance with His plan and purpose. "And now for a little space, grace hath been shewed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail (a sure abode) in His holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage" (Ezra 9:8). "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace" (Zechariah 12:10).
Today, we live in the dispensation of grace. Although salvation was always by grace through faith, there was in past dispensations an additional ingredient: Certain works were required in orderto prove genuine and sincere faith. Note this statement by Jesus Christ as He dispatched His apostles: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved." How different is the salvation formula today! "For by grace are ye 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). "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us" (Titus 3:5).
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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
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ead Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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