Thursday, January 7, 2010

105) The richness of grace

Ephesians 2:6-7 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, (7) so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

At the moment of faith regenerated believers are seated with Christ in heaven. This mercy and kindness will demonstrate in the coming ages the immeasurable riches of his grace toward those who are in Christ Jesus by faith. These early verses of Ephesians 2 point to the amazing power of God in salvation and to the total and complete assurance that those who have been touched by this power. While believers are not perfect or without sin, grace and the hand of God in both justification and sanctification have touched their very soul.

Focus on Christ #105


mark pierson said...
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mark pierson said...

It is good that you have had to stand for truth against the mental assenters. This post of yours reflects that you have done so. It is air-tight against their straw-man arguments that somehow
Lordshipers" expect perfection from the saints. I also like that you seem to present faith as a duty, for even though it is a gift, yet it must be received volitionally. That is why new believers must receive water baptism, and that the beginnings of a life of obedience is to be expected.

jazzycat said...

Yes, the mental assenters even call knowledge unto salvation in Jesus Christ unnecessary and works. If a person is not changed by the power of the Holy Spirit, then he is not saved by a mere mental assent.