of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
Grace has become a miracle term to describe how God has shown mercy to sinners. It
was a sparkling realization during the time of Martin Luther. A protest within has become an
external protest against tyranny of religious leaders who contributed to the evolution of doctrinal
lies which for centuries now have enslaved and blinded the unrepentant hearts ". In whom
the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of
the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
II Corinthians 4:4.
"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be
glory both now and forever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18.
But to grow in grace is also to grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. For many lost
initiative in walking towards maturity due to misundertanding of what is grace all about.
Grace rids us out of our own boasting, that our good works are not meritorious to
earn salvation. However, grace is not meant to hinder us from learning more about walking
with God through His word.
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" Psalm 119:105
When He saved us by grace, He effected our new birth into His kingdom, but that did not take
us away from this world where Satan reigns in the heart of the disobedient.
of the power of the aire, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience,
We must wear the whole armour of God for spiritual warfare. "For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12.
Ephesians 6:17 says " And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,which is
the word of God". Saving us by grace is just part of the plan, equiping us with a Helmet of
Salvation. However as soldier of Christ we are in a spiritual warfare which test our faith and
this requires us to have a Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God".
grow towards maturity we need solid food.for our souls. For many has forsaken God without
realising it as it is written " For laying aside the commandment of God,ye hold the tradition of
men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And
he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own
tradition." Mark 7:8-9. We must grow in the grace of God but also in the knowledge of His
" For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. " John 1:17
Those who are saved by grace must also realise that he was also set free. " and the truth
shall make you free". Why are so many Christians today despite years of reading His word
they are still in bondage of sin. For sin is transgression of the law" I John 3:4. So sin is
man's self willed approach to life. Doing things in the way he wants it to be.
A genuine committment to the Lord Jesus is a gift from God. It is the very essence of grace
when He gave us a repentant hearts. We can not live anymore by our own standard. We
must live by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4. His word is the
perfect life standard.
Confused, Confusing or being Confused.
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with
all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
" Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm,
and whose heart departeth from the Lord. "
The Infamous May 31, 1997 Interview of Robert Schuller with Billy Graham
Robert Schuller: "Tell me, what do you think of the future of Christianity?"
Billy Graham: "I think everybody who knows Christ, whether they're conscious of it or not, they're
members of the Body of Christ...God's purpose is to call out a people for His name, whether they
come from the Muslim world, Buddhist world, the Christian world, or the non-believing world,
they are members of the Body of Christ, because they've been called by God. They may not
even know the name of Jesus...and I think they are saved, and that they are going to be in
heaven with us."
Perhaps, Billy Graham is referring to how God calls out his people from darkness to light. But
once a person is saved he must be conscious of Christ in His life. But to know Christ without
being conscious of it is scripturally incomprehensible. Conscious admission of sins and
acceptance of Christ as Lord and Savior of life are essential parts of repentance leading
to salvation. Obviously his statement is not firmly founded in the scriptures.
The Head of the church is Christ. Pastors, Evangelist , Teachers, Apostles and Prophets are
expected to serve in the ministry without compromising God's Word. For Christ has oftenly
remarked " It is written " . Anything we believe must be based on the written Word of God. Yet,
we have been conditioned to flow with the rule of majority just like when we were not yet born into
His kingdom, and no relationship with Christ. Someone might say, " it is a pattern we hate before
and it is now resurfacing as a religious fad in this modern days"..
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works:
for they say, and do not.