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Pastor Dr. Randy Cloud: Accept God's grace

Posted: August 25, 2014 - 11:05am

“Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:20-21.

By the inspiration of God, the apostle Paul presents the contrast between Adam and Jesus Christ, through Adam’s sin Jesus Christ came to give eternal life, law and grace — law condemns and grace saves.

How wonderful and marvelous is the amazing grace of God. Someone said concerning the grace of God: “Wonderful love that thought it; wonderful birth that brought it; wonderful death that wrought it; and wonderful word that taught it.”

The grace of God is not bought nor deserved, but can be secured only as a free gift (Romans 5:8). The gateway to glory is the grace of God (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Grace is the unmerited favor of God extended to sinful mankind in Jesus Christ. We are undeserving and unworthy of all that God has done for us. Grace is the kindness and love of God our Savior toward sinful man (Titus 3:4). Grace is God’s riches at Christ’s expense (John 3:16). The grace of God is declared at Calvary where God freely gave His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to suffer and to shed His precious blood for the sins of the world (Romans 3:24).

The amazing grace of God is infinite, boundless, immense, unspeakable and unsearchable. In 1779 John Newton penned these words:

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound ... That saved a wretch like me! ... I once was lost, but now am found, ... Was blind, but now I see.

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