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Legislated "Grace" Eliminates the Basis of Grace

The words of Christ are the mantra of those who graciously give.

Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

They are the bases of the Gospel. Christ gave so that we might live and know His name is above all names. He was not forced to give.  He gave willingly. It was his offering for us. The Father elevated His name due to this voluntary sacrifice.  Therefore, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Him.

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Glorify God by Being a Blessing!

Blessing others is our role as believers.  Christ called the disciples to feed the thousands in order to teach them the principle of being good stewards of the untold riches of God’s grace.  How can you be a good steward? 

The steward is often unbiblically characterized as one who wisely withholds and saves.  This is the antithesis of biblical stewardship.  The evil steward was judged for this very action. 

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Vested Talents

We all have talents.  Some, are yet undiscovered.  God, who gave us those talents, is the key to their discovery and use.  Making ourselves available to His use is the first step.  Why would He divulge hidden potential to those who would abuse and misuse it for selfish goals?  It is interesting to note that the reason the “Steward” lost his talent was because he hoarded it. Those who were rewarded, were rewarded for their surrender to the master’s purpose for the talents given.

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To Be, or To Do?

Following Christ is being, not doing.

1 Peter 1:15-16
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

One can "do good" and still not be a follower of Christ. A true follower of Christ does good because of his being like Christ. The result is automatic.

 

IF God were a Man

IF God were a man, HE would have created the whole of the universe in a process that would have lasted billions of years.  HE would have told everyone how HE spoke it into existence in a matter of just six twenty-four hour days.  He would have demanded that HIS WORD was to be believed as absolute truth.  IF God were a man, HE would be astounded that no one believed HIM.  HE would then change His story from 6 days to thousands of years, then millions and only when pressured admit the fact that it took billions; IF God were a man. 

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