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The First Lesson Grace Teaches.

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The First Lesson Grace Teaches.

Some choose to put words in the mouth of Grace. They connect her with some things she has never been connected. It is as though they bring up her name every time an accusatory finger of God’s word is pointed towards them. They think Grace is their ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ card in life.

Maybe we need to look at the things Grace teaches and what she doesn’t teach. Most of us could use a clearer understanding of what Grace says and what she doesn’t say. We also need to know what she does and what she doesn’t do.

 

What Some Think Grace Says, But What She Would Never Say:

1. Do Whatever You Want, It’s OK.

2. Every Thing Is Acceptable Now Days. This Is A new Day.

3. Live Like You Want Because God Overlooks Everything. We Are Under Grace.

4. There Are No Restrictions.

5. You Aren’t Bound By Standards; You Are Not Under The Law.

6. Only A Legalist And Ultra-Con Would Give You A List Of What Not To Do.

7. God Doesn’t Look On The Outside; He Only Looks Upon The Heart.

 

What Grace Actually Does Say:

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Titus 2:12   Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

This Is The Very First Lesson IN Our Christian Experience That Grace Teaches Us:

 

I. What To Deny

1.    Deny Ungodliness

2.    Deny Worldly lusts

 

II. How To Live

1.    Righteously

2.    Soberly

3.    Godly

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Those Unlearned In The Scriptures, Think They Are Justified By Grace In Their Carnality, And Turn The Grace Of God Into Lasciviousness.

las⋅civ⋅i⋅ous

 

adjective

Driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires

syn: lewd, libidinous, lustful

Jude 4    For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

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“turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness”

They twisted the meaning of Grace to justify their flesh and their lusts.

Whoever claims Grace as their Teacher learns first to deny everything that is ungodly and lustful, and then to refuse to let those things have access into their hearts.

IF, they say that Grace is their Teacher, and do what she teaches, they WILL live Righteous, Soberly, and Godly in this present world.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 24, 2013 at 1:44 am

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