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Grace vs Legalism - The battle of the ages.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Matt 5:17-18 - "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.

"For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished.

John 19:30 - When Jesus therefore had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit.

The message of grace is of a personal faith, a personal salvation, a personal relationship with the Spirit, a personal gift for service, and a personal transformation into the image of Christ.

Satan attacks grace prior to salvation and

He attacks grace after salvation.
di-kai-oú-tai -
To justify; to make righteous, to declare righteous.

Taking away his guilt and its penalty - Christ bore both on the cross, and

The imputation of Divine righteousness.

Justification is the act of God, it is not the result of man’s character or works.

"It is God that justifieth" (ROM 8:33).
Justification is an act and not a process.

It is an instant and immediate transaction between the believing sinner and God.

Justification is an act and not a process.

It is an instant and immediate transaction between the believing sinner and God.

No Christian is "more justified" than another Christian.

Once you have been "justified by faith" you can never be held guilty before God.

It is an eternal judicial decree. (see Ps 32:1-2; ROM 4:1-8).

Faith means confidence, trust; holding something as true; to be convinced of something.

Faith is to entrust oneself and one’s aims, hopes and future to that which is accepted as true and faithful.

Knowledge - which is an awareness of the elements that are to be believed.

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