Tag Archives: Grace

World Religions: Hinduism

Hinduism is the third largest of the world’s religions.  It numbers about 1.05 billion.  Most of these live in South Asia (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlas.com).  More than 3 million live in the U.S.A. (Wikipedia). Origin The word ‘Hindu’ … Continue reading

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Is Man Born In Sin? (Part 2)

Many teach that man is born in sin.  Consider: (1) Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition – “(Adam) has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the ‘death of the … Continue reading

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Mercy Series: Rich in Mercy

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,” (Ephesians 2:4). The word “but” sets forth a great contrast.  Paul has just reminded the Ephesians of man’s sin problem.  The Gentiles had … Continue reading

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Grace Series: My Grace is Sufficient

“Lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure” (2 Corinthians 12:7). Paul had … Continue reading

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Grace Series: The True Grace of God

“I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand” (1 Peter 5:12). The implication is that some have other ideas on grace.  Jude write of those “Who turn … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Justified by Grace (Saved Through Washing and Renewing)

“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another, but when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared… He saved … Continue reading

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Grace Series: It Has Appeared to All

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us…” (Titus 2:11-12). The phrase, “the grace of God” refers to the system of grace which is found in the New Testament.  The message of the … Continue reading

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Grace Series: In Christ

“Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling not according to our own works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:9). The … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Salvation, The Gift of God (Grace through Faith)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves” (Ephesians 2:8a). The word “for” (gar) points backwards.  The gentiles, before salvation, were dead in trespasses and sins [Ephesians 2:1 (“you” refers to the gentiles.  See … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Shall We Continue in Sin?

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?” (Romans 6:1) Paul has told them that there is more than enough grace to cover man’s sin problem (Romans 5:20-21). Paul was not discussing the conditions … Continue reading

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