GRACE WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK? . John 1:17 (KJV) For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Romans 5: 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
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The old creation consisting of the unsaved world operates totally under the reigning principle of law, sin, and death.
The new creation in Christ operates only under the principle of grace.
1. Law, sin, and death principle
2. Grace, Faith principle
The Word clearly states that believers are not under the Law but under the principle of grace.
Hebrews 7:11-12 functions. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the lawto put something in place of another.2 Cor 3:7-11“that law had been done away”katargeō to abolish nullify or make something inoperative.Romans 7:6“we have beendischarged from the law”katargeō technical legal term that means discharged from some thing
In the body of Christ, grace is the only principle in which God operates now.
How informed are we about what grace is and how it operates?
Either a believer understands what it is to be under grace or he doesn’t and therefore, if he doesn’t, he can not operate under grace, because he misses the whole system.
but under grace.
Three false assumptions about grace:
1. Law is the only way to control conduct. For society the answer is yes because every human has a sin nature.
Laws are the Divine method to keep men alive. Harry Ironside.
The false assumption is that law is the only way to motivate conduct.
3. Grace has no power to motivate and control conduct
1 Peter 2:13 Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
16 as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
The teachings of grace include:
Faith can be summarized as follows:
1. Intelligent believing
2. Faith demands content
3. Faith is an act that is explicitly non meritorious
5. faith? Faith is the only means of appropriation that harmonizes with grace.
6. The only act that eliminates pride.
7. Faith is that which brings the greatest of all blessings.
8.Everything else in the Christian life is the result of this grace
Titus 2: 11-12
For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us, to the intent that, having denied ungodliness and worldly lusts, to live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world;